: Parts 2 and 3
7th May 2015
unable to escape sufficiently early to join the main
party, I drove to the southern end of the lake and hared
off up the forested hill at a remarkably (for me) fast
pace. Tree felling had opened up the views across
to the distant hills.
descent was initially at ramming speed but had to be
slowed as the stones grew slippier. On reaching
the destination at their expected time, there was no
sight of them.
caused a dilemma at the cafe. To eat or not eat ? I
thought it more comitibusy to wait although an ice cream
was permitted. So there I was in the sunshine,
sitting and licking and waiting. And waiting.
And waiting. What could have gone wrong?
an hour behind schedule, they arrived. They didn't
seem entirely sure as to where they had been but had
stopped for lunch at a superb viewpoint. Lunch?
They were supposed to have lunch here with me
in the cafe!
it was my turn to make them wait. Lasagne and
chips. To be fair, some of them (no names) decided
that a second lunch of sausage roll and chips would
be a good idea so there was no pressure from them for
an early departure. So, after an hour and a half
break (for me), we were ready for Part 3.
I just realised that as no Part 1 report has been received,
you won't know where we were!
boys were walking the fells on the east side of Coniston
Water, south to north. I had parked at the north
end and had raced over to the Grisedale Visitor Centre
for the rendezvous.
how they got there was something about which they were
rather vague other than it wasn't the route I had suggested
and their gpss had either run out of juice or hadn't
been switched on. The map and stats are based
on later information from befuddled memories. No, they
hadn't been drinking. I think.
united, we decided to climb Carron Crag before reversing
my route. Had we just used the map, there would
not have been a problem but we used the route cards
provided by Grizedale. These comprised a card
with several cycle trails and another with several walking
trails with similar coloured markings. There were
also markers on the paths, some with numbers that ought
to have been helpful. They w
we needed to go an a training session but the combined
effect seemed uncoordinated confusion.
guesswork led us along a reasonably gentle route cycle
route south then we switched to a walking route north,
past some interesting man-made features, leading to
the final steep but short ascent to an excellent 360°
it was a relatively straightforward descent to the car
and a drive south along the west side of the lake to
the Red Lion at Lowick Bridge where the 4th part of
7th May 2015
Spotted at a top secret research location in Northern Scotland
Don’s latest project to assist BOOTboys in their bog-hopping endeavours
appears to have foundered!
7th May 2015
1 & 3: 12.7
2 & 3: 9.2
climbed in feet:
1 & 3: 2,332
2 & 3: 1,643
Forest, Carron Crag
1 & 3:
James, John, Mike, Tony
2 & 3:
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1516a and
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - or for the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see the Excel
file: BB Log.
can navigate to the required report via the Home
have been gleaned from many sources
from me and other BOOTboys. Likewise written comment.
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see which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
may or may not be up to date!
For the latest totals
of the mileages, heights and Lakeland Fells Books Wainwrights see: Wainwrights.
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