Weekend walk report

After a week of writer’s block I’ve finally managed to finish my walk report from last weekends backpacking trip with Tex Gore. We had an excellent weekend with hot muggy weather on the Saturday and cloud and mist and finally rain on the Sunday.

We camped by Derwent Water on the Friday night, in Otterbield Bay, and what a lovely spot that was. We arrived late enough that no-one would be walking the lake side path, which is actually the Cumbria Way and we left early too. Saturday night we spent under the looming bulk of Great Gable on a rather lumpy pitch but with views to die for.

Pitch beneath Great Gable

The full walk report can be viewed here, with lots of pictures.


Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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2 Responses

  1. lonewalker says:

    I think the general concensus seems to favour a newt, probably a young one and it seems like they aren’t something you come across every day.
    The walk was excellent, with lots of options to go higher if one wanted to, but with the full packs it was nice to be able to take the lower routes.

  2. PhilW says:

    Very interesting report. Sounds like you had a good time. Don’t know about the amphibian though – some kind of newt?

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