Saturday, June 09, 2012

Walking in the Lake District 2012 - Day 5

Day 5 in the Lakes. Thu 07-Jun-12. Through Cark and down to the coast. Very soggy costal path walk including Humphrey's Head. 19.5 miles in 6 hours

Wild foxgloves
Wild Foxgloves

The first leg was cross country to Cark through some very pleasant countryside which is more than can be said for the weather. It started nice enough with paths only a little damp from yesterday but soon enough the predicted rain started.

Stone bridge
Typical stone slab bridge over a small stream

Shortly after Cark we picked up the Cumbria Costal Way and headed down to the shore where the wind and rain really picked up. We had a soggy walk round to near Humphrey's Head then inland to Allithwaite for lunch at The Yakkers pub.

Cumbria Coastal Way
Cumbria Coastal Way

We, perhaps foolishly, went back to the coast for a circuit of Humphrey's Head - a limestone peninsula jutting out into Morecombe Bay. There we got another lashing from the wind and squelched our way back home to the hotel. The boots are still not dried out two days later.

Humprey's Head
Humphrey's Head

Evening meal was at Rogan and Co. featuring Simon Rogan, designer chef, who is competing in the Great British Menu. We went for the four course taster menu with wine which was exceptional.

Update, Sun 10-Nov-13. 
Filing some papers I found the original menu:

Great British Menu
  • Grilled salad smoked over embers, ragstone, custard & cobnuts
  • Native lobster soaked in its own juices with pickled beetroots, sweet apple & cuckoo flower
  • Suckling pig cooked 24 hours with northern mead and nasturtium
  • Hazelnuts and sweet cheese, rosehips and anise hyssop
4 courses £59
4 courses and tasting wines £79

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