Monday 16 November 2015

Guided Fell Walking in The Lake District. Monday 28th September 2015. The Kentmere Horseshoe.

Mary Aiston contacted us whilst on a visit to The Lake District from London with a view to enjoying a Guided Walk in The Lake District. Iain has a vast knowledge of the Lake District Mountains which enables him to  provide clients with some fantastic experiences walking the area's mountains following some great routes.

Mary specifically had the Kentmere Horseshoe in mind as an objective. Iain collected Mary from her accommodation in Windermere and drove her to Kentmere village from where we started the walk - heading west to reach the top of Garburn Pass before heading north to gain to summit of Yoke (photo one) - the first of the nine summits we would gain on this guided hill walking day in The Lake District.

Photo two is taken further along the route between Yoke and the next summit to the north - Ill Bell. In this view Kentmere Reservoir nestles at the head of the Kentmere Valley. From left to right, summits that can be seen in this photo include Ill Bell and in the middle distance - High Street and Mardale Ill Bell. Just right of centre can be seen the col of Nan Bield Pass  and through this can be seen the distant Pennines. The big flat topped  hill to the right is Harter Fell.

Great views abound on the Kentmere Horseshoe such as this one in photo three taken looking from Mardale Ill Bell north east towards the Pennines - seen through Nan Bield Pass in the previous photo.

In photo three one is looking down on Small Water and in the distance - Haweswater. Until the early 1930's a farming community existed where Haweswater is now - in the Mardale Valley, which was flooded; and the residents of the valley were moved to make way for the reservoir built to satisfy Manchester's thirst for water. Underneath the lake lies the remains of farms, roads and walls; and the village of Mardale with it's church; all razed to the ground in the name of progress!

The final photo of the day sees  Mary as we approached the end of her Guided Hill Walking day in The Lake District. We had started walking at about 09:30 and arrived back at the vehicle just after 5pm.  We had both enjoyed a dry & sunny day although the easterly wind had been somewhat chilly, it was still great weather for the time of year!

Mary very much enjoyed her guided walking day with Iain. We covered around 13 miles in distance  and gained 1085 of ascent visiting nine summits en route including the highest summit in Wainwrights Far Eastern Fells - High Street. The fee of £150 for the day included transport to & from her accommodation plus guiding by an experienced & knowledgeable Mountaineering Instructor.

We provided guided walking in all areas of The Lake District so contact us if you would like the reassurance of being looked after by an experienced outdoor professional whilst enjoying a great day in the Lake District Mountains secure in the knowledge that you will be well look after  and won't get lost. Discounts apply for group bookings!

Contact us via the website for details of our  Guided Hill Walking Days in The Lake District. We look forward to working with you!

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