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Title: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: April on 18:35:33, 12/03/19
A day off work and an alright day except for strong winds. I stayed low, starting from Keswick toward Portinscale. I had brought my spikes but the fierce winds that were forecast at height didnt appeal, I'm not sure why I'd brought them!

Catbells, Hindscarth and Robinson
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/33476100378_7f58c83f88_z.jpg) (http://)

Causey Pike and Barrow from the path to Portinscale
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/46628933034_4bb6676056_z.jpg) (http://)

Catbells from the path beside Lingholm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/47352149821_a0cc97bfcf_z.jpg) (http://)

I was walking very fast, the bus had been 15 minutes late getting in to Keswick. I had a plan A and plan B. Plan A was to catch the 1pm bus at Grange if I walked fast enough to catch it, or plan B was to carry on walking all the way around and back to Keswick if I missed the bus or if I wanted a longer walk.

Blencathra from Brandlehow Woods
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/47299366702_e91a7585f3_z.jpg) (http://)

The shore path was busy so I used the other path from Hawes End that goes through Brandlehow Woods.

Brandlehow Woods
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/46437132595_686f449104_z.jpg) (http://)

The footpath lead to Manesty, then I walked to Grange on the road. I still had the option to walk to Keswick but I'd got to Grange in time for the 1pm bus. I did the shorter walk and got home early. The route was Keswick - Portinscale - Fawe Park - Brandlehow Park - Manesty - Grange 9.3km with 164m ascent. I did walk fast, it took 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: beefy on 18:43:55, 12/03/19
Nice one Ape  O0
Are there any trolls in Brandlehow Woods, theres a few on the forum  :D
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: MarkT on 19:07:28, 12/03/19
The fells are looking great with the snow on them.  A short walk on a day off sounds perfect.
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: April on 19:18:10, 12/03/19
Are there any trolls in Brandlehow Woods, theres a few on the forum  :D

 :D

The fells are looking great with the snow on them. 

I did get some nice views  :)
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: Ridge on 19:21:24, 12/03/19
More great pics April, love the moody shot of Blencathra  O0
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: sunnydale on 20:01:08, 12/03/19
Lovely pics April. A low level walk is better than no walk at all! :D
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: April on 19:36:11, 13/03/19
Thanks Ridge and sunnydale  :)
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: pleb on 10:25:50, 14/03/19
Better than I've done recently!  ;D :-[
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: adalard on 11:20:37, 14/03/19
Another set of lovely pics, April - sometimes low level and looking up at the summits is the best way to view them, especially when they're dusted with snow.  O0
Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: jontea on 16:46:08, 16/03/19
It's a lovely walk is that one April. It's a very good path and boardwalk around Derwent, which is one of Mrs Jís favorite walks. (she doesn't do hills) itís easy walking for her back. And a great idea getting the bus back from Grange. One for us as a couple in the summer  O0

Title: Re: TR Keswick to Grange Mon 11 Mar 19
Post by: April on 19:46:03, 19/03/19
Thanks pleb, adalard and jontea  :)