Author Topic: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19  (Read 1441 times)

April

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TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« on: 18:31:02, 12/03/19 »
We'd planned to go over Souther Fell on Saturday but it had started snowing on the way to Penrith. We hadn't brought our spikes with us (poor planning, I admit) so we sacked that idea and walked from Keswick instead, along the shore path at Derwent Water toward Friars Crag. It was forecast to be really windy at height so we probably didn't miss much. We went beyond Cat Gill then stopped for lunch. The snow had turned to rain in Keswick but did stop after a while and we had some nice views on the way back to Keswick.

Causey Pike


Catbells


It was really cold in the wind but nice to have a few sunny spells

Catbells, Causey Pike and Barrow


Swans and ducks at the Boat Landings


The obligatory shot of Catbells from the Boat Landings at Keswick


We'd had a decent enough walk but we are fed up of cold, windy weather. Our walk was Keswick - Cat Gill on the Derwent Shore path. 9.65 km with 66m ascent.

No pics from Sunday, we went to Carlisle to do a walk in Bitts Park and to find Pleb's bench but blizzard conditions saw us retreat back home. Later on we went to Brampton and a walk in Ridgewood, more snow and high winds there. We did 9.65km in total with 120m ascent.
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #1 on: 18:41:30, 12/03/19 »
Great pics Ape O0
Looks ,like  no camping again this weekend :(

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:04:24, 12/03/19 »
More great pics April, can always rely on your weekend walk reports to keep us interested.


Was supposed to be in The Lakes this week, hoping for a chance encounter with Squeaky, but due to losing my job, I had to cancel.....well postpone until I get a new job.

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #3 on: 19:15:58, 12/03/19 »
Was supposed to be in The Lakes this week, hoping for a chance encounter with Squeaky, but due to losing my job, I had to cancel.....well postpone until I get a new job.

 :( Crikey, I hope you get sorted out soon  :(
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #4 on: 19:18:00, 12/03/19 »
That's tough Mark, hope you are OK.


Lovely pics April, looks like a good choice for the weather.




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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #5 on: 21:52:36, 12/03/19 »
Lovely photos April     :)

April

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #6 on: 19:35:23, 13/03/19 »
Thanks Ridge and Dovegirl  :)
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #7 on: 20:47:53, 13/03/19 »
Nice short walk and even a bit of blue sky. A dusting of snow makes Causey Pike look a lot more imposing.  O0

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #8 on: 08:10:12, 14/03/19 »
Thanks vghikers  :)
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #9 on: 08:44:55, 14/03/19 »
Nice pics April - made the best of it again.


Looks like being a bit rough this weekend too!  Me and the family have rented a cottage for three nights - we are stocking up on board games!

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #10 on: 10:24:11, 14/03/19 »
Looks nice out there.  :)
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #11 on: 10:44:36, 14/03/19 »
Good pics of the frozen north  ;) A dusting of snow on High Wilhays, Dartmoor on Tuesday too :o
So many paths, so little time

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #12 on: 10:47:25, 14/03/19 »
I'll never grow tired of those fantastic views across Derwent Water - lovely photos, April.  :) O0

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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #13 on: 16:52:11, 16/03/19 »
Nice little walk April. Soon be spring 🌸
Warmer and longer days ahead. Thanks for sharing  O0
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Re: TR Derwent Water walk Sat 9 Mar 19
« Reply #14 on: 09:25:51, 17/03/19 »
Such a beautiful place, even in poor weather.

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We'd had a decent enough walk but we are fed up of cold, windy weather

Agree with you there, this week in particular has been miserable, Storm Gareth grrr....
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