Rob, Andy, Bryan and Neil together with the dogs Pip and Abby went to Burn's Farm campsite near Keswick for the weekend.
On Friday we put the tents up and then walked down the old railway line to Keswick in search of bacon for breakfast.
Owing to a logistic failure some idiot had forgotten the frying pan so we needed one of those. Due to an administrative error we ended up with two frying pans plus bacon and two feet of Cumberland sausage.
We had a few beers and a goulash at the Dog and Gun in Keswick, probably the most dog friendly pub in the country, drinking bowls at every table plus doggy treats behind the bar.
15.14 km - 9.5 miles
|The campsite, Blencathra in the background.|
|The old railway line to Keswick|
|A bit of a rest on the way back|
10 km (6.25 miles) - 745 m (2450 feet) ascent
"The best four hours you can spend in the Lakes." - Bryan
I have to say that I agree. A lovely day, clear to the horizon with most of the Lake District at your feet.
|Blencathra with the sun coming up|
|Andy and Bryan|
|The first sight of Sharp Edge|
|Pip has a dip|
|Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge|
|Neil and Pip at the Tarn|
|The approach to the Edge|
|A bit of a queue|
|Bryan, Andy and Abby wait for the crowds to clear|
|Neil and Pip on the Edge|
|Bryan and Andy|
|Andy and the dogs pause before the hard bit|
|Bryan on the slab|
|A crag rat|
|Pip tries to blag a sandwich from strangers|
|Pip rests after climbing the Edge|
|Thirlmere in the distance|
|Derwent Water in the distance|
|Neil and Pip on Blencathra|
|Looking towards Derwent Water|
|Causey Pike, Sail, Grisedale Pike and others|
|Bryan, getting close to the pub|
A quick stop on the way home
|Andy and Pip plus stick|