A bit of tantalisation first of all.
Unless any new unexpected obstacles impede (I have had a few recently) I hope to set off on another long walk around 26/27th April. No more details yet except to say it will start from my front door, and I don't mean walking to the station. For me there is a massive attraction to that concept, and I suspect it is one of those things some will empathise with, and those that don't would never have a hope of doing so.
My knees (both) are still questionable so the outcome is in the balance and I may be back within a week, which is one reason why I feel reluctant to publicise the complete itinerary. I may just blog daily and let readers try and guess where I am headed. My target is to walk about 16 miles per day, and to complete the whole trip would take around two months, so watch this space.
Thursday walks continue. This week Pete had a minor affliction and we scaled down to just over four miles, but the Rusland valley, to the west of Windermere and south of Grizedale is one of the most attractive and less known parts of our Lake District national park, and with a few geocaches thrown in, a nostalgic association with one of the greatest influences of my childhood, and time to dawdle and soak up the signs of emerging spring, this walk scored high on the scale.
|"Arthur Ransome - 18th Jan. 1884 to 6th June 1967|
and his wife,
Evgenia - 10th April 1894 to 19th March 1973"
|I am no expert on plants - not sure about this one. *|
|How about this for a view from your conservatory - not sure about the pooches?|
|Grizedale Beck splits above Force Mills and tumbles down the hillside in dramatic fashion- well worth a visit when in spate|