Grey Friar

Start point: Long House, Duddon Valley (SD 239 968)

Long House – Seathwaite Tarn – Troutal Fell – Grey Friar – Fairfield – Calf Cove – Seathwaite Tarn – Long House

Distance: 7 miles     Total Ascent: 600 metres    Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Clearing. 17C

It was completely miserable this morning when I set off in full waterproofs and the rain was like stair rods. Still, how could I disappoint Dougal and Casper who were raring to go for this one? Once up at Seathwaite Tarn I could see it was clearing from the west, the rain clouds were blown away by the strong wind…as was I by the fact the day turned out so well after a wet start! The downside of the day was the Salomon ‘wonder boots’ let in after a prolonged walk through very boggy sections, especially on the return section. It’s back to the drawing board in search of the ultimate pair of boots I’m afraid!


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