Friday 3rd November
David, Alan and Jason arrived just after 1 o’clock and did a ‘warm-up’ walk along Stonethwaite Beck. The rest of the group arrived during the course of the afternoon and evening with one member (who shall remain nameless) going to the wrong Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley.
Saturday 4th November
Saturday dawned a little moist, but as the day progressed the cloud lifted, and there were some spectacular views from the tops of the mountains. Everyone did the same route walking to Sty Head. From there most of the group did the climbers traverse below Napes Needle before ascending Great Gable, then on to Green Gable via Windy Gap. For the last part of the walk the group split to take different routes, but all paths led to Sourmilk Gill and the return to High House.
The evening was spent at High House sitting around the stove, which threw out copious amounts of heat. There was drinking, playing games (Bananagrams using Scrabble letters, cards) and listening to David and Alan playing folk tunes on the violin and accordion.
Sunday 5th November
On Sunday everyone headed off for a final adventure, depending on which car they were travelling in. Groups headed off to Clough Head, Cat Bells and a circular walk from High House to Watendlath.
A brilliant weekend in a fantastic venue – definitely worth many more trips.