Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Walking in the Lake District 2012 - Day 7

Day 7 in the Lakes. Sat 09-Jun-12. Last day. 11.5 strenuous miles around Grizedale Forest. 4hrs 20 mins walking.

A number of people up for Grant's 50th gathered in Cartmel then moved en-masse to Grizedale Forest Park. Some went mountain biking, some went on gentle walks, we went for a heavy duty walk - "The Siluran Way" - the longest and hardest of the marked paths around park.

Grizedale forest - Silurian way peak
Descending from one of the high spots

Grizedale forest - Silurian way view
A misty view from one of the ridges

Grizedale forest - Silurian way art 1

There were a number of pieces of forest art scattered along the trail. This arch is covered in carvings of forest plants and insects.

Grizedale forest - Silurian way art 2

Lunch was a snack and a pint of Black Sheep Bitter at The Eagles Head, Satterthwaite.

Grizedale forest - Silurian way path

We had to curtail the last part of the walk as we needed to get back and shower and change for the party but even so, according to MapMyRide, we did 11.5 miles.

Summary of our week in the Lakes:
Miles walked - 75.5 miles
Hours walked - 32.5 hours
Blisters - none
Pints of beer consumed - lost count

Training for our Coast to Coast walk next year has officially started!

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