Start Time 8.40
Finish Time 4.40
Distance 16.7 miles
Ascent 1173 mtrs
We had a lovely sunny start but had an immediate detour at Ennerdale Water due to rock fall at Robin Hood’s Seat – we took north path instead of the intended south one – but we kept our feet dry for the long slog to Black Sail Youth Hostel. This YH is a very welcome and pleasurable half way house and an opportunity to compare walking stories with fellow sufferers.
Immediately after the hostel there is apparently the steepest section of the C2C walk – the climb up Loft Beck on the way to Honister Pass. On the descent to Rossenthwaite the heavens opened and we became drowned rats! But the walk was very invigorating and enjoyable.
Highlight of the day – having reached the top of Honister Hause,(1900 ft), a gentleman believing he had lost his GPS sent his friend back to the YH to look for it. The gent returned empty handed , having now climbed Loft Beck twice (very impressive) to be told it was in his mate’s bag all the time. The exchange of opinions at the top was absolutely priceless.