Day 4 Wed 1st Aug Grasmere to Patterdale 17 miles

After raining all night thankfully it had clared by breakfast, the forcast was dire with low cloud, high winds & heavy rain & eaven lightening!! Having met up with my two adopted sons (see yesterdays blog) and checked they were ok with Striding Edge we set off & by lunch time I felt like a mother duck with three teenagers in tow!! Being still dry we discarded the waterproofs & started the ascent other than crossing some streams in full spate ther were no lssues, but the wind picked up as we climbed & the low cloud ruled out striding edge. At Grisedale Tarn the highest point today the wind chased waves in all directions across the tarns surface, we got our first view of the pennines which we will cross in a few days, the descent to Patterdale was uneventful though we did see two roe deer feeding in a nearby field, we were in Patterdale Youth Hostel by 2.30pm, just as our bags arrived & the rain started.

Wee count today 5

Total 16








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2 Responses to Day 4 Wed 1st Aug Grasmere to Patterdale 17 miles

  1. Sheila says:

    Sorry to have missed you both today, however have left your extra supplies at the Kings Arms to help you through the next few days. Hope the walk tomorrow is not too bad, just remember by Sunday you will be half way there. Keep it up.
    There have been lots of good messages left on FB & texts so lots of people are thinking about you. See you soon xx

  2. Geoff says:

    I recognise some of these locations ! Weather looks very similar too.
    Hope that you didn’t have to leap across the river leaving the tarn.

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