Whilst others wrestled with the intricacies and rendezvous logistics of the Thirlmere Way, Sue, Barbara and I enjoyed a five hour escapade from Grasmere.
I don't think I've been up Seat Sandal before. A pleasant hill with a steep finale. It was cloudy on top.
Down and up to Fairfield took us past Grisedale Tarn and some long views to Ullswater.
Lunch was in a cloud on the summit of Fairfield, with a cheeky Raven for company.
Then we enjoyed the easy path over Great Rigg before dropping down a delightful path to Stone Arthur (pictured) and thence back to Grasmere by soon after 3pm.
An excellent day out - approximately 13 km with 1000 metres ascent.