Steve & Carol’s Lakes Trip – 12th & 13th July 2018

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2018-07-16

Steve & Carol’s Lakes Trip – 12th & 13th July 2018

 

Tim & Berni, Steve & Carol and Mark T had booked accommodation overnight on Thursday. We met at Rosthwaite Car Park on Thursday morning and were joined for the day by Anne Luxmoore, Anne Ballard and Caroline Stott.

We started our Thursday walk in beautiful sunshine in the Langstrath Valley, 8.25 miles of lowland walking in a beautiful offshoot of Borrowdale. We passed by the Langstrath Hotel and walked towards the imposing Eagle Crag before turning right along the valley. Cagoules were donned for a while as we had some steady drizzly rain, but by the time we reached our lunch stop, the rain had all but disappeared. We returned on the east side of the beck and we reached the Gordon Hallworth Bridge, the scene of the tragic death of a young student in 1939. We returned to Rosthwaite and enjoyed tea and cake at the local farm tea shop, reputedly a favourite of Prince Charles.

We said goodbye to the 3 day visitors, and the rest of us enjoyed an evening meal at Cassa Bella in Keswick. Steve & Carol joined Mark in his caravan where a small amount of whisky may have been consumed.

The following day, we met up at the Keswick Lakeside car park where we were joined for the day by Graham, Glenys and Caroline. Our destination was the classic viewpoint of Walla Crag which we reached via the shores of Derwentwater and Ashness Bridge. The climb was steep and there were mutterings amongst the troops that the “easy” description of the walk was not entirely accurate. The summit of Walla Crag provided the expected far reaching views. There was a little light rain again so we decided to have lunch a little lower down. We soon came to the outskirts of Keswick and we enjoyed ice creams at the farm shop having completed 6.5 miles of walking.

Thanks to those who joined us for these 2 excellent days walking in the Lake District.

Steve & Carol Charlton

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