Tuesday, 21 June 2016
A Lakeland Jaunt - Day 2 - Ambleside to Coniston
Distance: 20 km (Cum: 35.4)
Ascent: 884 metres (Cum: 1534)
Time taken: 8 hrs including breaks
Weather: sunny periods, warm, calm
9 am start after a good sleep in our excellent room overlooking Windermere (the lake). A lovely day for walking, with clear views - no low cloud, no haze.
We soon picked up fantastic butties and a pie from the apple pie bakery.
Fine views from Loughrigg Fell. Bog asphodel and tormentil. Thirst quenching coffee at Chesters in Skelwith Bridge,
Above-mentioned fodder was savoured in a quiet spot with attentive mallards at Tarn Hows.
Lovely country walk to Coniston, encountering enthusiastic orienteering children.
Welcome pots of tea at Hollands in Coniston, before adjourning to Holly How hostel and a spacious room for four.
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