After a longer than usual coach journey 12 of us departed from Kendal to be joined by a club member resident in the town. It was very satisfying that we received the response to the quality of this walk that we were hoping for. In fairness at this point I should mention that it was handed to us several years ago by the inimitable Graham Bell in his usual selfless way, and I remember thinking at the time that if this walk was in my possession it was so good that I might have just kept it to myself.
A very balanced and friendly group got round in such good time that we were back in time before the cafes closed. Something we were unsure of achieving when we set out.
The only slightly negative thing, and I am not going to mention any names here, was lack of radio discipline. Something the chairman and his committee should address in the near future. My female assistant found it a little unnerving when her walkie-talkie burst into life and a voice with a strong Scottish accent enquired " Is it nearly lunch time yet? I'm bloomin' starving"
All in all an excellent walk in fantastic weather and with outstanding company. As always my thanks to Ken for his support (he wasn't in possession of a radio by the way, and it was a male voice breaking radio silence.) I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
Another good turn out today, 37 on the coach. It was also another lovely day for walking. 13 of us set off from Kendal heading for Scout Scar. I’ve never been there before and what a lovely walk it turned out to be and what a lovely area it is, perhaps an area we should visit more often. We arrived for lunch at the Mushroom Shelter and a very impressive shelter it is. It was built to commemorate the coronation of George V and refurbished a few years ago with lottery funding. So royalty does have its uses after all and lottery money doesn’t just get used on a load off rubbish, you learn something every day. After lunch we headed off to Cunswick Scar and then downhill to Kendal for well deserved and much needed refreshment. Many thanks to Chris and Tom for leading and putting on such a great walk.