Sunday, 2nd December 2007


Walk: Gummers' How, Sow How Tarn, Cartmel Fell (Raven's Barrow), St Anthony's Church, Foxfield, Simpsons Ground Reservoir, Staveley-in-Cartmel
Start Point: Lay-by opposite Fell Foot Brow Grid Ref: SD 381 868
Distance:  8.5 miles Ascent:  1,700 feet
Weather: Mainly wet with some heavier showers but mild temperature
Accompanied by:

Marie, Ray, Mandy, John D, Phil, Eric, John L, Betsy, lead by me

Comments: Light rain initially with heavier showers during the day. Views were reasonable and it was quite warm for the time of year. The constantly changing terrain and views helped to take our minds off the weather.


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Heading up the rocky path to Gummers How - it looks like we are in for a wet day!


The trig point on the summit comes into view


A closer look at the trig point - and Ray's trusty umbrella


Hoping the colourful umbrella will brighten the scene


Windermere and Lakeside - is that a steam train in the trees?


The swans are in residence near the boathouse


but decide to come and have a look at us . . .


or is it the bread they are coming for?


Posing for the camera


The water rushes swiftly round the bend . . .


and over the grass covered rocky outcrops


A coffee stop with a view - and rain


Time for a group shot next to the monument


Phil wants to know why we didn't have our coffee stop in the porch


He thinks there would have been room for everyone - but no view!


There is still some autumn colour in the churchyard


The mural commemorates the 500th anniversary of the church


I don't think the horses likes us invading their patch . . .


but they soon showed an interest when we stopped for lunch


A busy outflow from Simpsons Ground Reservoir . . .


but if you watch the water for too long it's quite mesmerising


Heading back on the forest track - trees on one side but there is devastation on the other


And finally descending to Staveley-in-Cartmel, and it's still raining!

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