|Walk:||Troutbeck Church, Troutbeck Tongue, Threshthwaite Mouth. Thornthwaite Crag, Troutbeck Valley|
|Start Point:||Church Bridge, Troutbeck||Grid Reference:||NY 412 027|
|Distance:||10.5 miles||Ascent:||2,500 feet|
|Weather:||Very low cloud and mist plus rain in a fresh wind.|
|Comments:||With rain forecast we all donned our wet gear and off we marched through Limefitt caravan park and headed for Troutbeck park. With our wet gear now removed, due to the lack of rain, we climbed the edge of Troutbeck tongue. Our route then took us further into the valley and into the rain and mist, wet gear on again. With little in the way of paths to follow we steadily climbed the grassy slopes to Threshthwaite Mouth. With visibility done to around 50 feet we completed our climb up the scree slopes to Thornthwaite Crag. After a bite to eat for lunch, we made a unanimous decision to leave the tops and miss out Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke and head for home, only leaving the mist at around 1200`. With a steady march back to the cars, the weather did, as it often does, start to clear.|
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The cloud is down to the valley as we start out
Waterproofs are the order of the day
A babbling brook - well, there's not much else to photograph!
The reception committee comes to greet us
Brand new - born just before we arrived
Climbing Troutbeck Tongue . . .
but the view isn't much to speak of . . .
and the wind plays havoc with John's umbrella
The wall provides some shelter from the wind and rain
Gary takes the prize for the largest carton of orange juice ever seen on a walk!!
Back down in the valley, more signs of new life . . .
and the lamb seen earlier is looking quite frisky at 6 hours old
The skies seem to be brightening over Windermere . . .
but the best photos are still the ones close by . . .
with lots to remind us that Spring has arrived . . .
even if the weather would tell a different tale
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