Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lakeland Walking near Cleator

Despite the variable weather conditions, the SRC weekend in Cleator seemed to be an outstanding success. Saturday's walks took the form of circular routes from Nether Wasdale while the Sunday expeditions (again, circular routes) all set off from Ennerdale Bridge.
Saturday's A-walk was expertly led by Jeff Hunt (see the picture below). There were fourteeen people in the group and the weather was ideal for steep climbing.
A-walk leader - Jeff Hunt
Our route took in Whin Rigg and Illgill Head. After our lunch stop near Burnmoor Tarn, we made our way to Miterdale. Then, following a delightful tea-stop near Irton Fell, we made our way back to our starting point at Nether Wasdale.
Sunday's A-walk was superbly led by Roger Blacklock (see the picture below). There were eight people in the group. Unfortunately, today's weather was markedly different from that which we experienced yesterday.
A-walk leader - Roger Blacklock
Because of the high wind velocities that we were exposed to, the original route that we had planned to do had to be modified in order to reduce the risk of being blown over. Our amended route took in Whins, White Oak, Gavel Fell and Cogra Moss. We took our lunch-stop in the shelter of the trees beneath Lamplugh Fell. After passing through Felldyke and Kirkland, we had a short tea-stop in a disused quarry that was located just to the north-west of High Stowbank. After crossing the River Ehen, we followed the river bank back towards the pub in Ennerdale Bridge.
Monday's 'bonus walk': sadly, the majority of people who attended the Club weekend had to return home on Sunday night. However, Jane and Phil were lucky enough to be able to stay an extra night. On Monday, would you believe, the weather was superb and so we decided to do an 'unplanned' walk around Ennerdale Water. We followed a similar route to that which the C-Group took on Sunday.
Some of the photographs that we took during the three walks that we undertook over the SRC Weekend can be seen by 'clicking' on the buttons below:
Many thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



At 5 May 2012 at 10:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Phil, sounds like all of you, had a good time. Great photos from a lovely area. I'm doing the Coast to Coast walk soon, later this month and double Coast to Coast bike ride in July. Do watch out for my report and photo's on my blog. Cheerio for now, Martin.

At 10 May 2012 at 02:25 , Blogger philbee said...

Hello Martin,
Yes, we had three good days walking but the weather was rather mixed. The scenery was terrific and the hotel where we stayed was great. Good luck with your C2C events - both on foot and on wheels! See you soon.


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