Jul 09 26
On Saturday we joined John and Annette on the Mosedale Horseshoe. This was to be Annette’s final Wainwright in her attempt to get them all done in two years. (John had previously completed them in a year.)
The good forecast was for once correct, although there was quite a cool breeze on the tops, and fleeces were on and off more times than I can remember.
The pull up Yewbarrow was a lot easier than it looked from the road, and having gained the height we were soon on Red Pike and then Scoat Fell. A quick diversion to take in Steeple followed, and here we lingered for a while: the 360 degree views of the fells, the Solway, the Irish Sea, Morecambe Bay and the Isle of Man were really clear. On a day like this there is nowhere better to be than The Lakes.
From steeple it was a short hop to Pillar and Annette’s final top. Out came the Champagne and donuts : congrats all round.
The beginning of the descent was somewhat meandering until the effects of the bubbly had worn off!
The walk ends right at the Wasdale Head Inn…. yes, more alcohol!
In the evening, Anna and I hotfooted it to Sarah’s to catch up with Ben and Chrissie who we hadn’t seen for ages. A BBQ and more alcohol made for a very sociable evening and rounded off a great day.
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