Day 5 Patterdale to Shap (15 miles)

The forecast for today was good &amp so would be fitting finale for our last day in the lakes. We ascended towards Boredale Hause & chatted with other c2cers that we would not see after today. As we ascended we got great views of Ullswater & Helvellyn that the low cloud had prevented yesterday.

At Boredale Hause we almost went wrong as we almost followed the crowd but quickly realised our mistake & put some other C2Cers right. We ascended further & took a minor detour to Angletarn Pike, that was Wainwright no. 210 only 4 to go! After that we passed the beautful Angle Tarn.

We then almost missed the correct turn but some walkers that we had been talking to before put us right. ThheI summit of Kidsty Pike is the highhest point of the recognised C2c but we were taking a different route to shorten the walk along Ullswater. This allowed some great views of Lakeland & Ullswater but alas no view of England’s last golden eagle. A long moorland tramp led us to the shores of Ullswater & numerous dragon flies plus last looks at Mardale.

At the end of the lake we met up with some ladies we had chatted with previously & together navigated through farmland, Mike proved he knew better than the guidebook on 1 occaison, now that we are out of the lakes we will rely on the guidebook a lot more. We arrived just by Shap Abbey & prevailed ourselves of the farmers ad hoc off licence!

After a tour of Shap Abbey we made our way to Shap & said goodbye to. ant ex.

Wee count 5 Total 21









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One Response to Day 5 Patterdale to Shap (15 miles)

  1. Geoff says:

    Doing a great job ref the walking & loving the pictures. Why is it always misty & cloudy when I walk in the Lakes so that I don’t get any of these views ?

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