Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports

Sunday 20th May 2018

C Walk

Borrowdale Valley

Leader: Joe Birney

Report & Photos by Joe Birney

13 on C walk today in the Borrowdale Valley. We paused a few moments at the Longthwaite YHA To admire the array of discarded walking boots now used as flower pots. Unusual.

We soon reached the awkward bit of the walk,a series of rocks and boulders to be crossed with help of a fixed chain as a hand rail and the help and guidance of Tony who pointed out hand and footholds to see us safely over the exciting obstacle.

I would point out this section of the river bank is easy when you are young,but quite an adventure when you are elderly, so well done to everyone who made the crossing.

We pushed on to Seatoller  taking lunch break near Wordsworth's famous Yew trees and resting on well placed boulders  above theDub.

We soon reached one of my favourite places, Seathwaite, here  the High Hills were calling us but fell on deaf ears.

Mountain View was our next call and then over fields to Stonethwaite and St. Andrews Church where our Club celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, joining the locals and visitors at morning service followed by afternoon tea at the Scafell Hotel.

 Some of us including me were feeling a bit weary as we approached Rosthwaite, In the village hall a lovely selection of home made cakes ( and real fresh cream ) and scones provided by Parents from Stonethwaite School at £2.50 for afternoon tea  was very acceptable

bringing to an end a rather long C walk.