|Walk:||High Reston Farm, The Heights, Hughill Fell, Ulthwaite Bridge, Kentmere Hall Plantation, Kentmere Hall, Raven Crag, The Nook, Kentmere Hall again, Whiteside End, Mickle Moss, High House and Grassgarth.|
|Start Point:||Ings / Kentmere||Grid Reference:||SD 445987|
|Distance:||10.9 miles||Ascent:||1,515 feet|
|Weather:||Mainly sunny with a light breeze|
|Comments:||Sixteen walkers led by Sheila were blessed by the weather on this early spring day. Snow drops could be seen in abundance and snow was in evidence on the higher levels. Starting with a climb from “High Reston Farm” to “The Heights” the path then descended to Ulthwaite Bridge. Following the River Kent upstream towards Kentmere Tarn, splendid landscape views of Kentmere and Green Quarter could be seen. At Kentmere Hall a bonus of extra mileage was given. In an anti clockwise movement we circled round via Rook How and Raven Crag to return to Kentmere Hall by the back door. From Kentmere Hall the return route to Ings took a higher level path that increased in altitude by three hundred feet in three miles. At Whiteside End the path levelled out as we tramped across Mickle Moss towards “High House”. Mainly down hill Sheila headed for “Broadgate Farm” before taking a field path to Grassgarth. Following a lane from Grassgarth we arrived at Ings. For a change the paths were mainly dry with just a trace of mud. A most enjoyable day. We had chatted and laughed and put the world to rights and were slightly intoxicated perhaps, by the beauty of the Lake District. Thank you Sheila. (Information by 'Norman the Scribe')|
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Ready to get started
Still snow to be seen as we head north from Ings
Heights Farm, with Williamson's Monument
Heading through Heights Farm with much new renovation in evidence
Approaching Croft Head
Kentmere and the Church come into view
Heading for Kentmere . . .
and we pass Kentmere Hall for the first time
Isolated cottage as we head north from Kentmere . . .
and reach Raven Crag, not to be tackled this time
But it's back to Kentmere . . .
with the Church . . .
and the back . . .
and front of Kentmere hall for the 2nd time
Dorothy and Brenda cheat as Norman looks on . . .
but the next group do it properly on the stepping stones
Last stop for tea . . .
and the last bridge
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