Windermere shoreline

This low-level walk was chosen with the dull weather conditions in mind, and, unfortunately, dull indeed they turned out to be!  However, the outing was enlivened from the start by turning out to be something of a 'sentimental journey' for my companion Jim Mercer, who regaled me with many a tale of his past exploits on the lake, aboard a variety of craft, thereby not only providing welcome entertainment but also considerably enlarging my nautical vocabulary!

The starting point was Red Nab car-park, on the western shore of Lake Windermere, proceeding southwards from there along the lake shore to near the ferry terminal. From here we ascended past Claife Viewing Station (currently being renovated) to the summit of the succession of low fells that lie above the shoreline, thereafter walking north and then descending from near Low Pate Crag to the shoreline path once again.  From here we retraced our steps back past the car-park and on, further north, to Wray Castle, where a cuppa was partaken in the Fernery, thanks to the good offices of my solicitous companion!

(Distance:  8.4 miles/13.13 km.  Ascent:  894 ft./272 m.  Highest point:  658 ft./200m.)

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