It was an early start for the party of five, but worthwhile to get one of the limited parking places in Kentmere village – the starting point for the 12.5 mile classic Kentmere Horseshoe.
We took the anticlockwise route up to Kentmere Pike stopping to take in the stunning views across Haweswater and the eastern fells from Harter Fell.
All were keen to continue beyond the possible descent to Kentmere reservoir at Nan Bield Pass and meandered over Mardale Ill Bell to view the fabulous western lakes panorama from Thornthwaite Beacon. Our pace may have slowed on the undulating ridge south over Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke, but a suggestion of ice cream in Staveley kept spirits high!
We took our time (7.26 hrs and 3310’ ascent apparently)!….but who wouldn’t take advantage of a dry and sunny day in the lakes. Thank you to Martin for co-ordinating a great outing.
Meet report by Shirley