Awaydays on the edge of Ullswater
After an absence of some fifteen years Evesham Rambling Club recently returned to the Lake District for a spot of fell walking.
The group was based on the edge of Ullswater in the village of Howtown for their Autumn Awaydays. From here, members could set off on a series of walks along the edge of the lake and up on to the fells. The club enjoyed excellent conditions for walking with warm temperatures and sunshine each day.
Organised into two groups, according to how demanding individuals wanted their walking, one group tackled Angletarn Pikes, Arthur’s Pike, Beda Fell, Bonscale Pike, Place Fell and Steel Knotts over the four days whilst the other group stayed closer to the lake’s edge and the pretty villages of Glenridding, Patterdale and Pooley Bridge.
Accommodated in two isolated properties, the party gathered each evening at the largest, Hause Hall Farm, for dinner. The group did not have to face catering for themselves after the long days of walking as the organisers of the trip had arranged for an outside caterer to provide delicious meals each evening. Gathered around the table, members could then chat about the day’s walking and plan for the next adventure.
The Trip culminated with an ascent of Hallin Fell. At 1271 feet Wainwright described it as a “pipe and slippers” fell. The efforts of a steep but short climb were rewarded with tremendous views of Ullswater, the Pennines and Scotland in the distance.