: Hello Darling?
14th July 2016
of Buttermere awoke
to a very different type of day. Plenty of sunshine.
The original intention was to knock off three
more Wainwrights but a very relaxed start to proceedings
coupled with later distractions meant that Rannerdale
Knotts would have to wait for a later expedition.
a fine breakfast we said farewell to the Bridge Hotel
and headed to Low Lorton for the ascent of Fellbarrow
and Low Fell.
Fell left, Fellbarrow right
stroll through the village then along yellow road, white road and cart-track
was straightforward albeit we were rather pestered by
flies at times.
We discovered later that to
get on the fell we should
have continued along the track for one more field.
that way we would have found stiles to help us cross
walls rather than less desirable ways (fear not- no
damage was done to fences or people).
from Fell Barrow was good.
Not only was there
the Lake District panorama, the Scottish coast and hills
could be clearly seen.
Low Newton house
the cart track
and up over minor bumps and we arrived at Low Fell.
approach to Low Fell
Disappointingly, this did not provide any more
than the tiniest glimpse of Loweswater. It seemed
as if the next, lower, bump along the ridge would. John
and Terry's Wainwright mission had been accomplished so they stayed
put whilst Robin and I carried on and were duly rewarded.
view from the lower bump
couple we met at the summit informed us
that the view was even better on the next
hill, Darling Fell. Was this the
appropriate time to say "Hello Darling?"
No. Not today.
we retreated to Low Fell and softly said "Hello
Boys!" but not in the Eva Hertzigova
manner, much to John and Terry's relief.
return to Low Lorton was by a pleasant path that looped
round by Merebeck Gill then down to Thackthwaite.
the car was something we hadn't seen for a long time
so Robin did something he hadn't done for along time.
He phoned his wife. From a working public
phone box! "Hello Darling," I heard him
was now time for a late lunch. The Kirkstile Inn called.
It was fortunate it was for a late lunch as they
had been extraordinarily busy but now trade was calming
common agreement it was now far to late to think about
Rannerdale Knotts so our chauffeur, Robin, kindly drove
us all home whilst we took it in turns to serenade him
with various variations of the a snoring kind.
once home, what was the first thing Margaret said to
course it was. "Hello Darling!"
Thursday 14th July 2016
14th July 2016
climbed in feet:
Don, John, Robin, Terry
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1627 .
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.
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