Northern Lake District

Route: A walk from Threlkeld

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 10th April 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.2 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: plenty of bright spells

Those two spoilsports Messrs Clag and Murk scuppered our carefully prepared plans once more, but later on it cleared up and there was just enough time for a short low level walk

Without ado we drove over to Threlkeld and parked just beyond the school. Blencathra had its head in the clouds, but as we walked through the fields there were wonderful views ahead of the North Western Fells and to our left of St John’s in the Vale

We followed a lane downhill to join the disused railway line which provided an easy and delightful way back, with the River Greta by our side for much of the way

The weather improved as we progressed and, by the time we got back to Threlkeld, Blencathra could be seen in all its glory

We’d had our reservations about this walk due to its proximity to the busy A66, but in the event this wasn’t a problem at all and we both agreed it had been a fantastic walk which we’d happily repeat

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