Thirteen of us set out from Winderemere for the long hike to Kendal. We were soon on School Knott, one of Wainwrights hills featured in his Outlying Fells book. It was then an intricate affair, turns this way and that, road walking, across fields and rolling countryside. A real mixture of stuff that was without doubt hard work, even for those of us that are more used to to the higher areas of Lakeland.
The weather remained fine all day but it was humid and consequently hard going. There was much relief in the group as we hit the 10 mile mark at the top of Scout Scar. It was obvious that unless we all suddenly took up cross country running we were not going to make Kendal in good time. A phone call was made and arrangements made to get the bus to pick us up at the foot of Scout Scar so we could dispense with the 2 mile road hike into Kendal. Missing out on tea and buns there was much relief in bottles of water provided on the bus.
Thanks to the stalwarts who gave this one a crack, if you enjoyed it, it was my walk,
if your not sure or it didn’t float your boat contact G. Bell Esq.
Regards Pete. P.S. Back to the mountains on Wednesday.