Swansea Ramblers Walk
Fairfield Horseshoe descent to Grasmere
7th May 2010
Leader: Dave Bird
We had clear visibility for a mountain walk but the wind was very strong and very cold, so some of us descended early into Grassmere.
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Leader: Dave Bird
After lunch on top of the horseshoe, some of us descend to Grasmere
Dave leads the smaller party down to Grasmere
Beautiful views on way down
Incredible visibility after this morning's rain
Main party will use the eastern ridge but we retrace our steps then turn west
Leaving the horseshoe to descend to the valley
Lynne battling the windy conditions
Roger enjoying the panorama
Almost out of the wind
Rydal Water in view
Still a long way to go
Wall acts as a wind break
Lake District sheep and lambs
Must be nearly down, back in the tree line !
Path surface eroded and in need of upgrade
Soon be in the valley
Woods above houses
Back into civilisation !
Valley floor at last
The Swan Inn on A591
Dave checks the bus times back to Ambleside
Walking into Grasmere
Stopping at the Ash Cottage Hotel for tea
No cream teas available but we enjoyed a cuppa anyway !
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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