Tarn Hows

Thursday 6 November 2014. The weather forecast for today was truly awful with heavy rain and strong winds predicted. After two glorious days on the high fells we decided that we would settle for something a little easier. Setting off from the house at Monk Coniston just before 9am we made our way through the woods up to Tarns Hows where we completed the 2 mile circuit of the lakes before coming back on a slightly different route. Light rain began to fall just after setting out and soon became a little heavier, so we were glad to be back before we got a real soaking. The walk at 4.6 miles with almost 1,000ft of ascent for enough for today.

Later, Jacqui drove us to Chesters café at Skelwith Bridge for lunch which was nice. It was really busy though with a procession of soaked walkers coming in for refreshments and to escape the rain which had become even heavier than first thing this morning. The picture is one that I took on a previous visit to Tarn Hows in July 2013. It certainly didn’t look like that today.

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