Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lakes 3000s, April 2007

45 miles, 13,000 feet, 11 hours 55 mins

Scafell from the Pike on another day
The Lakes 3000s is a classic circuit done every year as a challenge walk in June.  I'd never done it so looking for a decent day out in April, I drove up to Keswick and ran up and down Skiddaw with a bum bag before retireving food and sack from the car and setting off once more.  Its a pleasant run along tracks in Borrowdale, and I do like the highway up to Scafell Pike and over to Scafell.  I returned via Lords Rake and despite the mist made good time over to Rosset Pass and thence Wythburn.  Its a long way back from Helvellyn, but the prospect of chips in Keswick spurred me on and before I knew it I was back at the car.  A good day out.

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