Monthly Archives: November 2011

Leziate Heath , Ashwicken

The walk started with heavy rain as we left from Wisbech towards Bawsey country park but still 14 turned up to take part .

Despite the initial rain it had stopped by the time we reached the start of the walk. Although it was windy the sun shone and the autumn colours were still on the trees,( but probably not for much longer).

The route took us mostly on grassed tracks with the odd small sections of road to cross. A good walk returning along the edge of Bawsey Pits.

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Threlkeld, around Blencathra & Latrigg

The 3rd and final walk on yet another dry, if cloudy, day was a 10 miler with 1,650ft of ascent. We started from the village of Threlkeld and then climbed to the foot of Blencathra contouring around the side before going up and down the Glenderaterra valley. We finished off with a climb of Latrigg for views over Keswick. The final celebration was with tea and cake (a vanilla slice for me) in Keswick before walking back to the house.

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Stake Pass and Esk Hause

Another’s walk of 11miles with 3,000ft of ascent which was undertaken at a breakneck pace. So much so that we only had time for 10 minute coffee & lunch breaks. We walked along Langstrath Dale and then tackled the 900ft climb of Stake Pass. I’d been up here when doing the Cumbrian Way and it was no easier the second time around. We then had a boggy crossing of open fellside before arriving at Angle Tarn for lunch. A climb of a further 600ft took us to Esk Hause from where we made the 1,850ft descent to Stockley Bridge and a further couple of miles on the level to our waiting bus.

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Cat Bells & High Spy

Today’s walk was about 11 miles with around 3,000ft of ascent. Starting from the house in Portinscale our group of 19 walkers strolled to the foot of Cat Bells before climbing to its summit at 1,450ft. From here it was on and up to High Spy at 2,130ft. Having scaled the heights, the only way was down on a very rocky path to the floor of the Newlands valley at about 550ft. Back to the foot of Cat Bells from where we made a slight detour on the way back to the house.

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