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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Day 4 cont.

This pic is where I had planned to camp if the weather had played ball.
As it is I am now looking at wonderful scenery. It's 11.00am and it's stopped raining. The wind has picked up quite a bit.
Talked to a lady runner from Cockermouth doing the Coniston high circuit.
I had forgotten how many good camp spots are beside the Walna, hindsight.
At the watershed I met the runner coming off Brown Pike, she said she couldn't run over Dow as the wind was blowing her over.
I lunched at Walna quarries before heading down into Seathwaite where my mate at Turner Hall campsite has just bought a new Massey Ferguson tractor. Pictures will be published when I get home.
It's been a very wet 4 days baring Tuesday afternoon but I have enjoyed it non the less. I will expand the post when I get back.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Day 4

If only my day looked like the photo. My day is grey raining and very humid. I'm in Coniston and now have that big hill to do going passed the Sun Inn. Yuk. Over the Walna Scar into the Duddon Valley. Let's hope the weather improves a bit.
Oh yes. If anyone reads that I am staying at Coniston Hall campsite again you will know I have lost the plot.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday day 3

Wednesday day 2 was a complete washout. I was wet right through. I had hopes of going to High Dam but the flag was down and torrential rain. Decided that I just needed to do miles and forget sight seeing.
Thank God, no pun intended, for Rusland church where I sheltered for half hour and dripped everywhere. Got to Slatterthwaite and camped..
Today started fine and I'm now in Grizrdale forest heading for Coniston.
More later.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

End of day 1.

A good afternoon. Very humid and draining energy.
Route. Grange over Sands, Hampsfell viewpoint and Hospice, Cartmel, How Borrow trig point, Cumbria coast path to Bigland Tarn.
Now camped at Bigland horse stables who have been fantastic and made me very welcome to camp.
Rain forecast for tomorrow.

Cumbria 4 day trek

Grange over Sands start of my wee bimble in the wonderful Lake District.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Another trial run of a photo.

I am trying to email the blog with a capable enlarge photo option. Hope this works.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Today's walk

Today's walk started from our cabin at Dovestones and gained height following a good LRT all the way up to Chew reservoir.
From there we followed the gritstone edge round to Alphin Pike.
Great views, some wonderful rock formations and a steep descent back down to Greenfield.
11km and 4.5 hrs. Misty, drizzly start but cleared to be a lovely blue sky day.

Today's view

Dovestones res in background

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