Thanks again to Graham for stepping into the breach to lead this enjoyable 9 Mile walk. Also best wishes to Malcolm who was unable to lead the planned A walk due to illness. In total 17 walkers set out on what proved to be a mostly dry day and certainly much better than the forecasted weather. A steep climb from the off led onto Hamps Fell and the remarkable “Hospice” a fine view point, though the distant Lakeland fells were largely obscured by clouds. The hospice itself is a Victorian folly built as shelter for travellers by a local vicar. An inscription above the doorway that was Greek to most of us was translated by one of the group as a line from Homer (what erudite club members we have). From here it was down hill into Cartmel, home of the famous sticky toffee pudding, and the lunch stop for the group taken in the grounds of the Abbey church. After lunch there were several more ups and downs and some ingenious linking together of footpaths before returning to Grange and some welcome end of walk refreshments.