Over Catbells and around Derwent Water

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Mon 23 May 2011

Route: Moot Hall, Keswick - Portinscale - Hawes End - Catbells - Hause Gate - Manesty - Grange in Borrowdale - Lodore - Derwent Water - Calfclose Bay - The Ings - Friar's Crag - Moot Hall

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 1,500ft

Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

With: Peter Huzan

Notes:

Forecast
West or Southwest 50 to 70mph with gusts to 100mph over ridges and summits. Risk of being blown over. Severe wind chill.

  • Dawn - 0900: Heavy Rain. 100% chance of rain
  • 0900 - 1200: Heavy Rain. 90% chance of rain
  • 1200 - 1500: Heavy rain showers. 70% chance of rain
  • 1500 - Dusk: Heavy rain showers. 90% chance of rain

So a delayed start until noon. We had a rain free walk but it was very, very, very windy on Catbells. All the recent rain meant that Derwent Water had expanded and there was no way we could use the Chinese Bridge so we had to cross the River Derwent at Grange.

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