Friday, 28 March 2014

Day out to the Lake District. March 2014

A good track for our first climb

Tarn at Watendlath

and looking back down on same tarn.

That is Skiddaw in the distance

A party of school children from Cheshire 
                                                      double click to see yourselves kids!!
The views were exceptional

This was the start of the descent

defiinately not for the faint hearted.
Recently with 4 of my rambling colleagues we went on a day trip to the Lake District. We travelled down Derwent Water to the typical lake side village of Rothswaite, here we started to climb to a hamlet called Watendlath complete with its own little tarn which was home to many ducks and geese. Another climb took us up onto Great Crag (436M)  and over to Doc Tarn on  a tricky stoney path before attempting the descent which to say the least was exceptionally steep with stone steps to assist you, coming down this way in wet weather would be virtually impossible. Arriving at Stonethwaite it was a pleasant 2 mile walk back to the start. The weather was very good to us until the last 10 minutes when we got caught in a shower but that did not dampen our spirits after a fantastic walk in an area that we do not get to very often. Thanks to all who took part it was a day to remember.

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