Monday, 4th March 2013


Walk: School Knott, Hag End, Yews, Whasdike, Grove, Common Wood, Orrest Head
Start Point: Windermere Hotel Grid Ref: NY 413 987
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 1,160 feet
Weather: Overcast and cool Time: 3 hours
Comments: Walking straight from the hotel we made our way through some of the back streets of Windermere before climbing onto School Knott. From here we circumnavigated Grandsire to reach School Knott Plantation. Walking through fields we crossed the train track and the main road to reach Grove. From here we climbed through Common Wood to Orrest Head where we had lunch. We then returned to the hotel where we collected the cars and made our way home.

A very pleasant and relaxed long weekend of walking with very reasonable weather for the beginning of March.

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Our 'home' for the weekend


Sheila and Marie on School Knott . . .


followed by Marie and Kath


Looking over Windermere to the lake




Great reflections in a nameless tarn


Train track to Oxenholme . . .


and to Windermere


Marie and Sheila enjoy the views from Orrest Head

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