Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017 – Arnside Knott

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After nearly two hours of root canal treatment with Afzal (I’m getting used to it – that’s the third tooth in recent times) I felt like a bit of fresh air. So after meeting Conrad and his friend Pete for tea and cake and a long chat at Café Ambio by the auction mart building near junction 36 of the M6, I headed off to visit Ian and Rona in Arnside. Ian kindly joined me for a stroll up Arnside Knott, thus assuaging the demand for some fresh air. Conrad would have joined us but he has a very troublesome knee at present.

The Howgill Fells became more visible as we ascended the hill after walking around the bay for a while.

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There’s not much of a view from the trig point, despite some recent tree felling.

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We descended via Red Hills, down a field occupied by Highland cattle, with views of the railway viaduct along which there is some talk of creating a cycleway.

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Here’s our route – 7.5 km, 170 metres ascent, taking 1.5 hours. An excellent little outing despite it being a rather dull afternoon, and good to see Ian and Rona.

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Then I adjourned to Conrad’s house, where he had been busy knocking up an excellent repast. Thank you Conrad.

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