Windermere and Latterbarrow

Tuesday was forecast to be the wettest day and so a fairly low level walk was called for, no point in having expensive rain proof gear if not used!

The “Navigator”had to amend his original plan as parking in this area is hard to find. However we found a  village hall in Far Sawrey with an honesty box where we did pay the suggested fee of £2.00 a bargain in the Lakes.

Route

It started out dry but we soon donned the gore tex and headed down to the lakeside for a cup of coffee.

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A calm Windermere

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Shaggy ink cap?

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Fly agaric

There lots of other nutters out for a walk.

At Belle Grange we took the path signposted for Hawkshead a steep and slippery ascent. Our objective was Latterbarrow but this was to be tackled after a very wet lunch stop.

Our route to the hill could have been better as we battled our way through the mess left when trees have been felled.However we found the right track and were rewarded with good views from the summit.

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Monument on Latterbarrow

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Views opening up

 

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From here we walked south passing a number of tarns until we arrived back at the car.

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Tarns on way back

A warning here if you are considering visiting Hawkshead with the hope of finding food supplies, DON’T. It’s full of shops all trying to extract the tourist pound.

Food was found in Ambleside.

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