Tex and I had arranged to meet up today, to have a walk around Coniston Water somewhere. He was on his family holiday at his place in the Lakes and I had a days holiday booked. He text me at 05:40 to say the rain was bouncing and the wind was rocking the foundations. I checked the weather forecast with tea and toast in hand and it didn't look like changing any time soon, but as he was already there and I'd booked the day off, we decided to walk anyway and bugger the consequences.
As it turned out we got hit by a few raindrops a couple of times and we had to hunker down out of the wind for lunch, but other than that it was a fine walking day. So much for the bloody weather-guessers.
Apparently, 10 minutes after I left Tex, the heavens opened and deposited a large number of cats and dogs on the locale - great timing!
Start: Hoathwaite Farm Finish: Hoathwaite Farm
Distance: 13.0 mls, 20.92 km
Height Gain: 2600 ft, 792.5 m
Start Time: 08:14 End Time: 14:03
Ave Speed: 2.2 mph
Region: Lake District
Route Description: Hoathwaite Farm, Torver, Hummer Lane, Natty Bridge, Walna Scar Road, Heathwaite, Bowmanstead, Hoathwaite Farm
Walking with: Rob Powell
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