Day4: Grasmere to Patterdale
Trip Start Aug 20, 2010
22Trip End Dec 19, 2010
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If you thought we were mad doing this walk, we then saw a mountain biker and one of the group behind us went for a swim in the freezing cold tarn. From Dollywagon we went across High Crag and on up to the top of the third highest peak in England (950m). By the time we had reached the summit, we had been climbing up from Grasmere for 4 hours.
Next was the challenge of Striding Edge
We all negotiated Striding Edge successfully, with Ben and Sue sticking to the purist's route.
Then it was time for our pastie (meat and veggies in folded pastry half the size of your face).
All we had to do now was the 3 hour descent into Patterdale.
Ben managed to step backwards and fall from the pathway into the ferns with Amy standing suspiciously close by. After this nature called for Ben and he was compelled to take a "Poo with a View". Benny the Pooh...
We got to the White Lion in high spirits having had a great day and ran into one of our fellow hikers - Dominique - and agreed with her assessment of this being the best day of the walk so far.
Four days in the Lake District with no rain, we defied susperstitious notions and fatefully discussed the possibility of a rain free coast to coast walk. What fools we were!
47 miles down, 144 to go.