Circling Hollow Moor
15th March 2007
are some days when it is better just to stay in bed.
Or, in Tony’s case, go fishing. This didn’t ought
to have been one of those days. According to the
forecast the rain was going to pass through around midday
and it would be a pleasant afternoon.
would have enjoyed the start, simply because we delayed
going out until after lunch but as we assembled we were
cursing that we had not gone out early for it had been
a decent morning. And now it was teeming down.
Stan and I sat in the car by Kentmere church for a good
ten minutes wondering why we were doing this rather
than lunching at Wilfs or in the Brewery next door.
But eventually it dawned on us that sitting there
did not actually achieve anything so full waterproofs
were donned and off we set.
fact, once you acclimatised, it was not that bad and
a lot better than sitting in the car cursing. We
ambled up Cornclose Lane (for “Lane”, envision “muddy
track”) as it made its way up towards Skeggles Water.
at the map with hindsight I think we took
a wrong turning at a junction on the open
fell and ended up nearer to Skeggles Water
than we should which meant we had some awkward
obstacles to overcome (i.e. walls and barbed
wire!). As we skirted Cocklaw Fell
we could see a farmer in his LandRover eyeing
us suspiciously but he didn’t get his gun
joined the track by Nunnery Beck and at
last it stopped raining and there was a
splendid view to be enjoyed up Kentmere. It
was then an easy stroll down to Green Quarter
and Kentmere to complete the circle of Hollow
picture with Kentmere valley to rear
excepted, it was not the most demanding of walks but
well suited to the weather.
15th March 2007
It was a W-free day!
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This page describes a 2007 adventure of BOOTboys, a loose group of friends of mature
years who enjoy defying the ageing process by getting out into the hills as
often as possible!
As most live in South Lakeland, it is no surprise that
our focus is on the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Dales.
As for the name, BOOTboys, it does not primarily derive from an
item of footwear but is in memory of Big
Josie, the erstwhile landlady of
the erstwhile Burnmoor Inn at Boot in Eskdale, who enlivened Saint Patrick's Day
1973 and other odd evenings many years ago!
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