Author Topic: Penrith to Windermere  (Read 5877 times)

Calvert

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Penrith to Windermere
« on: 17:39:40, 13/05/07 »
I had Thursday and Friday off work, so me and a mate thought we would go on a lil walk;

We drove upto windermere train station Thursday morning and got the train upto Penrith, we set off from Penrith about 11.30am and got back to Windermere Friday about 4pm.

We walked via Pooley Bridge, Haweswater, Martindale Common.

Half way through it was noting but pain, we was climbing mountains 850 Meters + high above sea level, as it had rained on both days and was soaking wet (we was wearing good waterproofs) and cold, we still worked into the hills. Its was taking around 1.5 hours to climb some of them.

I took some pics, with the camera phone;




























A lot of the views were obscured by the clouds, and was raining half the time so i could have got better pics lol.

When we got back we went straight to the pub lol;


Mr. Blister

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #1 on: 17:56:22, 13/05/07 »
Dude, You have just sent my Minolta camera running for the hills!!  :o

Some of those pictures literally took my breath away, and you took them on a camera phone?

Awesome, how far did you go, looks like it was quite trip!  ;)

Calvert

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #2 on: 20:32:54, 13/05/07 »
lol, yeah it is quite a good camera phone its the Nokia N73, 3.2MP with a Carl Zeiss lens.

We must have walked more than 40 Miles, ive done the walk before but i wanted to beat my last time.

We did a thing called DragNet the 1st time, where you get dropped off in the middle of nowhere at Midnight on a Friday, with a map and your kit.

And they say meet us at location 'B' at 11am Sunday morning.

But you have to keep inside the boundry and there are peeps after you, you then get a 1hour head start to make as much ground as you can (usually run the first 2 hours or so).

Its good fun :)

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #3 on: 01:18:03, 14/05/07 »
Great pics good phone. This is a two day walking
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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #4 on: 19:08:42, 22/05/07 »
Man, I see the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy [censored] we don't need.

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #5 on: 21:23:31, 22/05/07 »
http://www.dragnet.org.uk/index.html

That looks like a right laugh SB.  Pity you didn't ask me 14 years ago. :(
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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #6 on: 13:32:21, 24/05/07 »
tell me about it  ::)
Man, I see the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy [censored] we don't need.

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #7 on: 18:49:59, 24/05/07 »
cheer up guys, you could always be catchers.

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #8 on: 08:11:23, 30/05/07 »
now theres an idea, i was thinking about joining scouts / air cadets as a civilian instructor, might encourage me to get out and about more
Man, I see the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy [censored] we don't need.

Calvert

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #9 on: 19:37:47, 30/05/07 »
yeah id go for it fella, it goes on ya CV so thats an advantage aswell. Give it a try its good fun.

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #10 on: 20:02:08, 30/05/07 »
that looks amazing!  :o

where did you sleep or are you a bit hardcore  ;)

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Re: Penrith to Windermere
« Reply #11 on: 20:53:25, 30/05/07 »
on the 5th pic, thats where we stopped for the night, was a good location.