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Braithwaite Coach Meet

18th Sep 2017

On the last coach meet two members went up on Sharp Edge on Blencathra, and Tony Emms sent in the two photos below. Of the meet, John Edwards writes:

It's as pity there were not another 10-15 booked as it was turned into a 'normal' meet and because of that those who went on it didn't have enough time to complete the Coledale Round, although the weather was good and the views fantastic. We had torrential rain as we headed north and there was cloud down to 1,500ft as we entered the Lakes. However, the mountain weather forecast was saying 90% chance of cloud-free summits and that's exactly what we got.

Paul took the led walk group up the valley and on to Eel Crag before returning back down the valley, John Bastable & I took the ridge onto Grisedale Pike (from which there were great views across the Solway Firth to the Dumfries & Galloway hills) before coming down past the Force Crag Mine while others did Catbells and some of the Allendale Ramble. Most met up at the pub in Braithwaite for up to an hour's drinking and chat. A good meet, which could have been even better with an extra couple of hours on the hills.