Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gavel, Blake and Burnbank

heading up to Blake Fell summit along the fence line

Jonathan and I always like a Boxing Day run.  There was a nice group today.  The original plan had been to take the low path at Loweswater and then up the steep side of Melbreak coming back over Hencombe and over to the high Loweswater path.

We had a little navigational malady around High Nook Farm, one of those where nobody can be bothered to get a map out and so we ended up heading along the main track with a plan to continue to the fence, following it around to Gavel Fell, over Blake Fell and on to Burnbank where we took the steep path from the summit across the fell and down to the coffin trail.

The weather was wet but not as bad as I was expecting and we could have managed a Melbreak ascent.  Although, I did start to feel sick just before we started the climb up to Gavel Fell.  A touch of a cold I think, I don't like to make a big deal of these things.

All in eight miles on the fells.  A great Boxing Day jaunt out.

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