: Little Langdale
29th & Monday 30th September 2013
p.m.. Lovely day. Escape to Little Langdale. Staying
at- Three Shires Inn (of Tony's rellies fame see BB1132:
to Tilberthwaite . Up through the woods emerging
at the hamlet baffled to find that it didn't correspond
with the map. To-ing, fro-ing, inspecting huge canyon
with lake at bottom. It, eventually dawned that
a navigational error had taken us to Hedge Close, not
Tilberthwaite. Should have listened to my brain
telling me that we ought not have crossed the stream.
As it happened it was a better walk. Lunch
on the slate plateau then down and across to Tilberthwaite,
followed by bridle path and short cut down to Little
Langdale, over Slater Bridge and back to hotel.
place. Room very nice but to reach it had to go
through small, resident's lounge reminiscent of an old
people's home twenty years ago.. Strange as rest
of the hotel was smart. Then there was a fairly hairy
staircase to negotiate. Not one to risk with too
many jars consumed but not as bad as Cawood Castle.
to dine in the bar (empty; it was Sunday night) rather
than the rather stiff dining room. Stuffed ourselves-
very good pub grub. The bar carries a large range
of whiskies but another bottle intrigued me. Did
you know there is a Lakeland Gin? Langtons, brewed
in Keswick. I hadn't heard of it. Tasted
good if a little sweet.
2: Blea Tarn
morning. Good breakfast. Weather a bit overcast
to start but steadily improving day. Over to south
side of River Brathay then past Little Langdale Tarn.
Gave expert advice to a worried motorist whose
car was making strange noises near the bottom of Wrynose
Pass: suggested they open petrol cap to release air
pressure that was causing strange noises. Don't
know where that expertise came from!! On to Blea
Tarn by same path used two days before on BB1333
then to lip of plateau to admire view up Langdale valley.
Found an off piste way back along north side of
valley. Farewell drink at Three Shires then off
home. Good trip.
30th September 2013
2: Blea Tarn
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