April 10 -- Grasmere, Lake District
The A walk was led by
Phil and Derek
from Ambleside to Grasmere the long way round (via - Low Pike - High Pike - Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield and Great Rigg - Phew!)
The long uphill slog starts here
Rydal Water
Windermere views back..
..from the climb up to Low and High Pikes
Lets play twister!
1000ft and still climbing
Lunch at the top (soonish)
Great views all round
All downhill from here
Just checking...
Which one's the pub?
Looking back
Nice Vi-ewe
Ewe are Ewe?
Daffs in all their glory
And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.

Roger took the B+ walkers on a "short but fairly strenuous" walk on a clock-wise circuit over the fells NW of Grasmere
some need a breather already
not much water in the beck
3 lakes: Grasmere, Rydal and Windemere, and a glimpse of Loughrigg tarn
on the way again
Easdale Tarn

The B- walk...
walked clock-wise around Grasmere, then
climbed up onto Loughrigg Fell
with its fine views
over Grasmere
From the top of the fell..
..lunch and views of Elterwater at the beginning of Langdale
Down towards Ambleside..
..and back along the N bank of Rydal Water

The 'C' group's walk was along the lower slope of Silver How to Dow Bank and then Red Bank.Dropping down on to Loughriggg Terrace and Rydal water. After a brief stop to rehydrate at Rydal, they took the Old Coffin route below Nab Scar en route to Grasmere and yet more rehydration!.
What the well-dressed rambler is wearing this season...
Grasmere from Silver How
Tarn by Huntingstile Crag
...with a view
no comment!
towards Rydal
crossing the Rothay at Rydal
The final stretch along Rydal Water
Everyone still looking
full of beans - must be the sunshine!

In the pub...
...the usual convivial scenes:

Photos by Phil Cunningham, Diana Young, Bob Jackson, Derek Hesketh, Sue Lewis and David Whitehurst