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Title: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: April on 18:36:52, 15/01/19
We did a low level walk on Saturday. The weather was a bit pants, drizzly rain, low cloud and a cold wind. From Keswick we started on an anticlockwise circuit of Derwent Water. I had to backtrack almost 1/4 mile in Fawe Park. I'd dropped my gloves. I was lucky that a man had picked them up and I'd asked the group he was with if anyone had seen any gloves, he was waving them at me  O0

Catbells from the path from Keswick to Portinscale
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There were quite a few people about on the shore path, the bad weather hadn't put anyone off. We could barely see across the lake at first, the clag had descended onto it.

Beefy and Squeaky on the shore path
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The Brandlehow jetty
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The clag had lifted and we had some views.

A robin near Brandlehow
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We stopped for some lunch in the trees. It had been wind free when we stopped but as soon as we sat down in our chairs the wind started swirling. It was too uncomfortable in the wind so we gobbled our sarnies and packed away the rest to have later.

Maiden Moor above the gorse at Abbots Bay
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Abbots Bay with Bleaberry Fell above
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Nice place to live.

We walked to Lodore as the rain got heavier. We'd decided to sack the day and get the bus home. Nice to see you LL  :) Our route was Keswick - Portinscale - Hawes End - Brandlehow - Lodore Hotel. 10.5km with 185m ascent.

The powers that be must think nobody needs to use the toilets in winter. The toilets at Lodore were closed for the winter. We hopped on the bus to Rosthwaite hoping to use the toilets there only to find those toilets were closed too. We were getting back on the same bus on its return from Seatoller. We had to wait until we got to Keswick. There were a lot of people about surely there should be toilets open?

Note to self. Remember to put your shewee in your pack.
Another note to self. Remember to practise using your shewee at home.
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: beefy on 18:49:25, 15/01/19
Nice pics Ape O0
, shame about that cold wind


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[size=78%]Note to self. Remember to put your shewee in your pack.[/size][size=78%] [/size]Another note to self. Remember to practise using your shewee at home.


Note to self. Make sure Ape puts her shewee in her own pack,  :D
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: richardh1905 on 19:08:44, 15/01/19
Always good to get out, whatever the weather, April.


By coincidence, I lost a glove today whilst walking the South Ronaldsay clifftops in the rain.


Note to self. Make sure Ape puts her shewee in her own pack,  :D


 ;D ;D


Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: April on 19:26:11, 15/01/19
Note to self. Make sure Ape puts her shewee in her own pack,  :D

 ;D

By coincidence, I lost a glove today whilst walking the South Ronaldsay clifftops in the rain.

Were you as lucky as I was, or is it lost forever?
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: richardh1905 on 19:31:37, 15/01/19

Gone forever, I fear. But it was only a cheap pair, so not too bothered.
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Innominate Man on 19:44:39, 15/01/19
Note to self. Remember to put your shewee in your pack.
Another note to self. Remember to practise using your shewee at home.


Forum note to April, remember not to photograph use   :buck2:
Good photos & nice TR despite the 'iffy weather.
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: April on 20:51:32, 15/01/19
Gone forever, I fear.

Ah  :(

Forum note to April, remember not to photograph use   :buck2:

The note should be addressed to beefy  :D
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: pleb on 21:08:54, 15/01/19
Well the Robin pic wasnt bog standard................. ;D
I mean, did you flush it out?
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Ridge on 22:09:53, 15/01/19
The note should be addressed to beefy  :D
;D ;D
Lovely photo of the robin  O0
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: April on 06:54:34, 16/01/19
Well the Robin pic wasnt bog standard................. ;D
I mean, did you flush it out?

Get ya coat  :D

Thanks Ridge, I was lucky to get it, I only managed to get this one shot, it flew off afterward.
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: richardh1905 on 07:23:43, 16/01/19
Ah  :(



Note to self - buy bright coloured gloves.
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Lakeland Lorry on 08:09:09, 16/01/19
@April    Good to bump into you both again last weekend.   


A low level circuit of Derwent Water was definitely the best option for a walk last Saturday, given the awful weather.


The loos at Seatoller are also shut during the winter.




Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Dovegirl on 08:27:14, 16/01/19
Wonderful photo of the robin    :)
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: April on 08:39:22, 16/01/19
Note to self - buy bright coloured gloves.

You could get bright pink, the same colour as my shewee  :D

@April    Good to bump into you both again last weekend.   

It was nice to see you again LL. I bet the weather will be lovely this Saturday in the Lake District; we are going eastward to Newcastle  :)

Thanks Dovegirl  :)
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Innominate Man on 19:54:55, 16/01/19
You could get bright pink, the same colour as my shewee  :D



Sounds like you've been splashing out again April ...  :D
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: Sarah Pitht on 20:20:05, 16/01/19

The powers that be must think nobody needs to use the toilets in winter. The toilets at Lodore were closed for the winter. We hopped on the bus to Rosthwaite hoping to use the toilets there only to find those toilets were closed too. We were getting back on the same bus on its return from Seatoller. We had to wait until we got to Keswick. There were a lot of people about surely there should be toilets open?

Note to self. Remember to put your shewee in your pack.
Another note to self. Remember to practise using your shewee at home.


I think the toilets in Rosthwaite are NT and were open at weekends only until Xmas - now closed until spring sometime. Seatoller I think might be community run - so it's a shame they weren't open. The buses carry on all year and there are always walkers around ...
Title: Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 12 Jan 19
Post by: staggerindragon on 04:43:20, 17/01/19
How're the booties going with Squeaky?  I never could get any that would stay on my Ginger pooch.