Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Lake District - September 2013

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

River Greta

A bit of a rest on the way back

Saturday - Sharp Edge and Blencathra

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

Scales Tarn

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
Sunday - Humphrey Head and Morecambe Bay

A quick stop on the way home

Andy and Pip plus stick

Morecambe Bay