3rd March -- Grasmere, Lake District
We got an early start, just after 10 am and with the forecast of heavy rain coming in all 3 groups finished before 3 pm - the A's and B's cutting their plans, but still all 3 groups had walks of 8 miles plus. The Lake District walking is still the best in the country!

The A walk took the Easedale Road to Blindtarn Gill and on to Swinescar Hause, then drop down to Pye Howe then on to Elterwater, coming back via Red Bank into Grasmere.
A warming shot of Clive's malt at Elterwater

Starting from Grasmere the C walk headed anti clockwise aroind the lake to Red Bank, then Loughrigg Terrace and a visit to Rydal Caves before decending to Rydal and lunch in the gardens of Rydal Hall. The return was via The Coffin Route to White Moss Common, turning to Wood Close and on to Forrest Side. Finally back in Grasmere via Grasmere Meadows.
School photo..
Rydal Water from Loughrigg Terrace
Rydal Caves
Pub at Rydal
Rydal Water from the North
Coffin Path

And finally...
All eyes on the footie

Photos by Phil Cunningham and David Whitehurst