Day 5 Patterdale to Bampton

Start Time 8.40
Arrived at 2.55
Distance 13.5 miles
Total Ascent 4,151 ft

Wettest day yet, stair-rod rain from start until 2.15  when we reached the end of Haweswater.  But are we discouraged??? Today we reached the highest point of the C2C,  Kidsty Pike – all down hill from here.  We’ve now walked across the entire width of the Lake District national park and are feeling as fit as fiddles (or so we keep telling ourselves). Running out of clean/dry clothes options, especially socks – might have to go shopping in Kirby Stephen in a couple of days time.  Today we’ve parted company with the majority of people who started the walk with us as they are completing it within 14 days where as we are being lazy taking 16. Really nice bunch of people, everyone keen to swap tales of the days (mis)adventures.    Tonight our accommodation is in a very nice pub and we’ve already sampled the delicious scones and are looking forward to the array of ales and hand cut chips promised on their menu.

Haweswater

View back towards Patterdale

About Steve & Cep

We are semi-keen walkers who are lucky enough to find ourselves with the time to embark on (and hopefully the energy to complete) a long held ambition to stroll across the breadth of England, without having to worry about previously limited annual leave. We are totally new to this blogging malarkey so will hopefully learn as we go.
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2 Responses to Day 5 Patterdale to Bampton

  1. marie ireland says:

    Well done both of you. just caught up on the blog and hadn’t realised the weather had been so rough!!! You wont want to know its beautiful south of watford gap!
    I recon’ with the amount of walking you are putting in the cream teas, home made cakes and three course dinners are very well deserved. Cant wait to see the pictures.
    xxx
    Marie

  2. Sue and Colin says:

    There’s nothing like an array of ales and hand cut chips to dispel discouragement. Enjoy your well-deserved dinner. Shame about the wet clothes – Oh God, the chafing. I find Lanacane helps. Failing that, neat gin applied both internally and around the sore bits!

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