Weather: ☁️ and later a bit of 🌬
Feeling Today: 👍🚶🚶
So Far: 454.55 miles, 150:39 hours
I managed to drag Jon away from the Keswick Pencil Museum (I couldn’t see the point etc etc) and the Wainwright Inn (a good pub and, rarely, one where we hadn’t spent enough time) to set off. It was a bit of a slow start as I’d been looking for an OS map for the Liverpool area to plan my route further south – without any success. (I know, I know, who in Keswick would be wanting to buy a map of Liverpool?!)
Today we walked along two magnificently beautiful valleys – Borrowdale, starting alongside Derwent Water, and then Langdale. I’ll leave it for the photos to show this rather than me trying to come up with the right words.
The climb from Borrowdale into Langdale came late in the day via a winding path up to Stake Pass and we were hot and sweaty. By now we’d left the strollers, families and more fragrant day-trippers behind.
We’d arranged to meet Fergus and Meriel at Old Dungeon Ghyll and they’d climbed Stake Pass from ODG and kindly left Jon and me some biscuits to fuel our descent. Unfortunately we weren’t sufficiently inquisitive and stepped over them! And as a result, Fergus presented me with a ‘Stupid As A Log’ award. I think Jon should have received the award too by the way!
We had a good evening in the Hikers Bar of the ODG.
I found out from Bev the following morning that whilst we’d been guzzling Sauvignon Blanc poor Henry was having his appendix whipped out. It went well and he’s on the mend.