Monday, August 12, 2013

Coast to Coast - Day 05: Patterdale to Shap

Monday 12-August-13

16.8 miles, 6:41 hours, 780 m highest point. 

Day 5 of the walk. Patterdale to Shap, 16.8 miles. Toughest day yet. Started with a climb up to 780m and then a steep descent on rough, wet stones. Then about another 10 miles to walk! Legs are very weary tonight

On the uphill to Angle Tarn - view back to Patterdale. 

Angle Tarn is a lovely tarn we all agreed. 

Onwards to the highest point of Kidsty Pike at 780 m. Then an equally  steep and tough descent to Haweswater. 

Lunch when we made it down to the waters edge. 

Then, with weary legs, we still had a long slog to Shap. A lovely country walk but on tired legs. 

Staying at The King's Arms where Mary's Uncle Ronnie and Avril came up from Kendal for a quick drink. Supper at The Greyhound and weary to bed. 

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