Another great four-day trip with 40-plus members taking part for the club’s first visit to Limefitt Park, Troutbeck.
Several keen members turned out for the traditional 11am Friday meet, this year at the Watermill Inn at Ings, just outside Windermere, for a damp and windy run of just over five miles, while Scott and Ian F took to the road to see how many speed cameras they could set off.
Unfortunately Ian sprained his ankle and managed ‘only’ eight miles, while Scott ploughed on to clock up 15.
After a short run in the evening everyone headed to Limefitt’s on-site pub the Haybarn Inn for food and drink ahead of Saturday; which offered up a 10-mile circuit of Thornthwaite Crag or seven miles across Wansfell.
Thornthwaite was the harder one with 2,700ft of ascent which most people took around three hours to complete. And if that wasn’t enough there were still some who spent the afternoon out on their bikes.
Sunday was a slightly less arduous day with a seven-mile run to Orrest Head and back, the place where in 1930 Alfred Wainwright fell in love with the Lake District.
Most people head home on Sunday evening but for those that remain Monday is always a day to wind down with a walk before a pub lunch which was again a new one; Gummers How before the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank.
Once again a huge thank you to Tom Hannah for organising.