Swansea Ramblers Walk
5th May 2010
Leader: Ian Smith
We had great visibility on the mountains but as we climbed higher, the wind became stronger and very, very cold!. Some of us descended to Grassmere (see other photos) while the rest did the full horseshoe.
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Leader: Ian Smith
Starting outside our Hotel
National Trust Bridge House
The Glass House where we had an evening meal
Walking out of Ambleside
Passing through Rydal Mount
Ian checks his route map
Beginning the climb
Rain easing off
Lot of climbing to do
A few stiles to climb
View back towards Ambleside and Windermere
At top of first part of ascent (lots to go!)
Sunny now but windy
Getting colder as we climb
Rydal Water in distance
Climbing the horseshoe
Windermere, Rydal Water and terrific views!
Very windy on this ridge
Battle against the wind
Very strong winds battering us
Stop to put on warmer gear
VERY WINDY !!
Need our wind proofs !
Dave points out the view to the west
Windermere looks calm but we are wrapped up against the gale
Tea break sheltered behind the crag
Cloud shadows moving over hills
Reached the cairn
Can still see for miles
Views make the climb worthwhile
Lunch at the top and Dave offers an alternative descent to Grasmere
Main party continues on the descent along the horseshoe
Middle of horseshoe. No more photos taken on way down !
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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