Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports

Sunday 16th June 2019

C Walk

Threlkeld to Keswick

Leader: Joe Birney

Report & Photos by

Joe Birney

A short walk today for the four C walkers, we passed through well known countryside alive with lambs and their mothers. Walking slowly revealed many varieties of wayside flowers some we had never seen before.

         Around us the air was full of bird song including the calls of a cuckoo unseen but a welcome sound. Further on our way was barred by field gates chained and secured by screwed karabiners, after a bit of thought one of the Ladies came to our rescue as she figured out how to undo the screw and lever of the karabiners so it was well done to her.

         On reaching the Blencathra centre we took an extended lunch break in the sunshine and admired the array of the N / W mountains.

          At Derwent Folds we came across a massive bull going about his business amongst the cows in his field.

         We soon reached the Rail Track and decided to visit the site of one of the bridges swept away by storm Desmond, no sign of any replacement been carried out.

           It was now on to Keswick after an enjoyable walk in good company.