After taking part in the club’s annual “how many people can you fit into a bus shelter” competition ten hardy walkers braved a wet and windy start to what proved to be a fine expedition over some little walked hills. Walking into driving rain and a stiff breeze we crossed the river, motorway and railway to Roundthwaite hamlet and began a steady climb leading towards the first top of the day Roundthwaite common. We were greeted by fine views along the length of Borrowdale valley and though the rain eased the wind was still quite fiercc. Lunch was taken on the picturesque summit of Winterscleugh hill from where the view looking north-west revealed the Mardale fells and High Street still with patches of snow. There was no snow for us but plenty of soggy ground and we continued over another un-named top before crossing Whinash the highest point of the walk at about 1550 feet.
From here we picked up the wide “road” down to the valley floor where we had to make a short detour via the busy A6 before a couple of miles or so of pleasant walking in the valley bottom. The group were more than ready for a final climb back out of the valley and the return leg was made in improving weather. A fairly strenuous walk given the conditions but one enjoyed by all