THRELKELD 15th August 2021


As the coach travelled through the Lakes one or two routes were amended when the poor weather and cloudy became obvious.

At Dunmail Raise the Oldhams were first off the coach. Starting with Seat Sandal and Dolywaggon Pike they aimed to do as many of the Dodds and Cloughs as the weather would allow....

Stuart’s group set off along The Thirlmere west shore path following a slippery path of wet stones through the bracken. Crossing the High and Low Riggs they joined the railway path to Threlkeld.

John G’s group were next off at Wanthwaite.  They ascended Clough Head via Wanthwaite Bank and descended by Mosedale to the Old Coach Road and so to Threlkeld. There were few views till later in the day.

Each of the other groups started heir walks from Threlkeld.

Geoff headed up Halls Fell to Blencathra wisely avoiding Striding Edge and found heavy cloud on the featureless Mungrisdale Common while crossing to Blease Fell.

Huw and Steve trailed up to Skiddaw House only to find a frustrated group of DofE youths desperate for a cup of tea at an empty hostel.

Anne and Helen’s group followed the newly and beautifully restored railway path to Keswick –  clearly a valuable asset to the area

Mike and Pat led a large party up past the Blencathra Centre to Gategill and down to Keswick. They returned via Brundholme Road and the railway track.


Thank you to the photographers : Dawn, Mike James, Stuart and Geoff  for the following slide show

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