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Grizedale Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest.


Hot and humid, sunny periods at first then it became a bit overcast and there was a slight smirr of rain towards the end. Very still throughout.


Michael, Michelle, Ron, Sandy, George.


Ashley - in Thailand

Bernie - preparing school reports

Carol - Anne's birthday

Ken - injured knee


Parking was expensive (£7). Most of the walk was in Grizedale Forest where there was a great variety of trees. There were several long, hard, sweaty climbs. There never seemed to be the corresponding easy descents. Length 10.2 miles.

We saw a rare Cinnabar moth.

On the initial ascent, we encounterd Sophie on her bike being told by her mum to “pedal Sophie” up a steep bath. Then we met Barney the cairn terrier, who shook himself dry next to Michelle’s legs after a swim in a small pond. There were good all-round views from the trig point on Carron Crag – Weatherlam, Old Man of Coniston.

We managed to find several of the sculptures en-route. One resembled a “Stargate” while we were uncertain as to whether a curved stone passageway through a wall was a sculpture or pre-dated the project.

The marker posts were frequently ambiguous, leading us and several others not to know where they were on several occasions. We helped a family of bikers work out where they were.

We had a midge-infested lunch spot in the trees. George was nearly eaten alive. There was a nice table with a natural moss table cloth. We watched a party on segways go past.

We took a short standing second tea break on the lilac path. We found several clockwork trees and saw a Gruffalo in its house.

Wildlife / Flora / Animals:

Birds: two robins, a skylark and a blackbird as well as one unidentified small brown bird.

Plants: fox and cubs, three purple orchids, foxgloves, hollyhocks, dogrose, red campion, buttercups, daisies, bluebells, long stemmed bluebells, large toadstool and cotton grass.

Mammals/others: Rabbits, horse, lizard, toad, dung beetle, dragonflies, green and red mayflies, cabbage white butterfly, Cinnabar moth (rare), dead mole and shrew.


Brackenrigg Inn, by Watermillock – excellent meal – service a bit disorganised.


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Purple orchid


Cinnabar moth






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