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Patterdale - 17-19 July

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:49 pm
by johnnightingale
I spent the weekend at Patterdale Hotel with my new friend from Scotland. On Friday we walked along the back of Ullswater. Saturday we nearly cancelled due to the dreadful weather forecast. Then we set off to try Striding Edge. The weather cleared up (I think it had all gone to Manchester for the Test Match). Nice scrambly route though there were large numbers of yoofs going right along the crest of Striding Edge. We were going to come down Swirral, but decided to stay up high and followed the ridge along coming down at Glenridding Youth Hostel., Then Sunday a nice stroll up Grisedale before going back to the Hotel for a last drink and then setting off home. The Hotel had really tried to be Covid Safe, with masks, visors and loads of extra cleaning. A brilliant weekend walking with even better company.