Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fixing Glencoyne

Heading up to Nick Head with Glencoyne Head in front

Taper madness has set in!  No massive runs because I'm doing a marathon next weekend.  A nice easy fixing of fells will be an ideal activity.  Today I met up at Ullswater with Stephen, Anna, Paul and Christine for a relatively leisurely stroll with a spade.

Here is where we went:

There was a lot more snow left than anybody had been expecting.  It got quite difficult towards the top of the valley and this was partly the reason we decided on an alternative route back down.  The work was fairly easy, a lot of drains were covered in snow.  The walk around was a nice route and it's all good reconnaissance for the GL3D which starts nearby and may well travel along these valleys.

Glencoyne Valley

looking back over beautiful Ullswater

As usual, the company was very pleasant.  It was great to just get out fixing.  I've been focussing a bit on running lately and, what with becoming a father again and all, I'm afraid fixing the fells has been neglected a bit.  

Conversation ranged from the rules of rugby, literature, computers as well as some bad jokes.  Stephen is very knowledgeable about fell running so it was great to chat with him.

looking down to Greenside

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