Wainwrights Walking at Gate House

Neaver to dull to walk in the lake district

 

As it was a dull grey day there was only one thing to do …..head off out to the fells!   and so we did starting at Grange we crossed over the one way bridge and up to Hollows Farm before ascending up to Castle Crag one of “The Wainwrights”  A beautiful walk and only 45 minutes from Gate House. We drove  through Keswick passing some beautiful scenery along the way and lots of walkers who also had the same idea as us. The  colours and flowers were just so vibrant and the air fresh and clean we even had the company of a couple of Herdwick sheep who appeared from the bracken and watched whilst we ate our lunch! The views were magnificent and the sky became bluer as we walked on. There were waterfalls to cross and becks to hop over and the little bridges so typical of the Lakes were a real treat to cross, the sound and rumblings of the water as it made its way down was magical and as cyrstal clear as could be no wonder the water tastes so sweet up here! The valleys looked like something out of a painting and you found yourself lost in the beauty of the Lake District and the fells beyond and all this on our doorstep too! So on we walked stopping to chat to people all admiring the scenery and all with tales to tell of the things they have seen or heard! One couple we passed had a couple of goose feathers that they had picked up it looked like a fox had had it and left just the feathers which he was taking back home as a souvenir! Almost at the end of our walk was the fabulously renovated stone bridge washed away in the floods of last year OMG it looks fantastic with all the craftsmanship of stonewallers and bridge builders an absolute achievement .There are loads more bridges to repair and we can’t wait for the one over the River Greta in Keswick to be completed later this year. So after a grizzly weather day we made the most of the countryside around us and we finished off with a well earned G&T and a beer in our local when we got back throughly tired out but exhilarated at the same time!

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