......"A Grand Day Out ! "... in the Lakes
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Sunday 15 March 2009
Ambleside -Kirkstone Pass -Patterdale -Whinlatter Pass -Buttermere -Honister Pass -Keswick -Ambleside

THE DAY

72 miles

2070m (6800ft) of climbing

8 riders
Gareth Hinde, Mark Tickle, Martin Conroy, Martin Sackfield, Kevin Cook, John Crook, Bill Fairhurst, Carl Johnson

3 Mountain passes
Kirkstone pass (1489ft)
Whinlatter Pass (1043ft)
Honister Pass (1176ft)

10 Lakes
Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Bassenthwaite, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Grasmere, Rydal water.


..............................A motley crew ! ............................ At the summit of the Kirkstone Pass (1489ft)

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Descending the Kirkstone Pass to Patterdale......................Lining up in Buttermere - ready for the next climb.....

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eth Honister Pass - Gareth & John looking up at the pain to come & the view back down the Honister

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......"Relief" - The descent from the top of the Honister into Borrowdale


Into Rosthwaite in Borrowdale for a welcome dinner stop

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The Flock Inn, Rosthwaite

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The old bridge at Grange In Borrowdale...........................................Looking across Derwentwater


Derwentwater


...............................................The final miles on the minor road around Thirlmere

© Photographs copyright Bill Fairhurst 2009
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