Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Tuesday 6 October 2020 - Sour Howes and Sallows

Sue and I met up with Sue and Phil (not seen since March) and Richard and Jenny. They are staying at Town Foot farmhouse in Troutbeck, and we started today's walk from there.

The dual summits of Sour Howes were reached after a lengthy elevenses break. A kindly gent took the picture on the summit (if it transmits).

Sallows was a good lunchtime summit, though after the long break one of my knees rebelled and I had to continue by walking backwards down the hill.

A rough and rocky track that defeated four young mountain bikers who were pushing their steeds up the hill saw us to Kentmere Hall and the Kentmere valley.

A fairly long but scenic route got us back to Troutbeck at 6 pm after a 22 km outing. En route a shower of rain under a warm sun produced a stunning rainbow and two others walkers were seen.

Afternoon tea was then taken, under the flight path of several jets. This was a lengthy stop.

Today the light was wonderful. Lots of pictures were taken. I'll upload some when we get home.

Once we were back at the Ryebeck, we enjoyed a lovely evening with Paul and Jeanette. 

What a splendid day.


Sir Hugh said...

A fine round that. I do like Kentmere. Sorry to read about the knee - I wish you well and hope it is only temporary.

Phreerunner said...

The knee is fine, thank, Conrad. It was just a bit painful going down steeply. Serves me right for going on a longish walk straight after running a marathon!