Walk 08/2012 – Eskdale in the Lakes

Friday 6th April 2012

Having travelled up to the lakes, Geoff, Alan, Owen and Simon went for a afternoon walk around the River Esk estuary. The weather was drizzly and overcast producing views along the estuary shrouded in mist.

But it got us out in the fresh air before making the final leg of the trip to the Eskdale youth hostel. This hostel is in a fantastic setting with no other buildings nearby. The local pub, the Woolpack Inn, was a 200m walk down the road and had recently been done up. It proved to be a comfortable place to round off our walking exertions.

Report – Alan

Pictures – Alan

Walk rating – good

An early reminder in our walk that it’s Spring time.
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Our walk included the estuary banks of the River Esk.
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The overcast drizzly weather added a certain atmosphere.
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It was just as well the tide was out in places.
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We passed the ruins of Ravenglass Roman Bath House.
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The youth hostel is set in a beautiful valley.
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Another view of the hostel.
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The hostel has a camp fire circle with a view.
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