The Lake District with a group from City Church
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Over the late May Bank Holiday, I went to the Lake District with a fairly large (22 people) group, mainly from City Church.
It was a last minute thing - there were a few spaces left, so I went.
We had wonderful weather - if I'm not careful, I might get used to it!
We stayed in Braithwaite, near Keswick, in the Methodist centre there, for three night from Friday night.
Day one - Saturday 24th May
On Saturday, we walked along Catbells from the North tip, right South to Great Gable - a very long day, especially for the first day.
It was beautiful weather, if a little hazy.
Once we got to the top of Dale Head, we stopped for lunch, and then headed down to Honister Pass, and bought ice-cream from the mine there.
Then we set off again towards Great Gable, over Grey Knotts, Brandreth, and Green Gable.
At the top of Great Gable we had quite a view, although it was rather windy.
After stopping briefly, we set off down to Seathwaite via Styhead Tarn and Stockley Bridge
Day two - Sunday 25th May
On Sunday, we started with a brief worship session, and then headed off to Honister pass.
This time, we branched out to the West across Fleetwith Pike to Hay Stacks.
It was very windy indeed on the top of Hay Stacks.
Because my knee was bothering me, I decided to head straight down to Buttermere with a few others, although a separate group went all the way along High Crag and High Pike.
When we got to Buttermere village, we descended on the ice-cream shops and rested on the grass by a stream.
Some local birds had obviously got used to being fed, so it was quite easy to get photos of them.
Day three - Monday 26th May
We only did a half day walking on Monday.
We needed to clear out of the Methodist centre, and we needed to drive home.
We decided to drive to the Surprise Viewpoint, which is well worthy of its name.
The weather was just right.
We then walked up the valley to Watendlath for lunch by a beautiful lake before walking back to the cars and driving home.