Our good friends, Ian, Martin and Jan came over to see us at the end of the week, also staying in Hawkshead for a few days. Jude and I had done this particular walk up Lingmoor three and a half years ago and enjoyed it very much, so it seemed a good route for me to take the three of them. It’s only a small hill at 470m or 1,542ft above sea level, but again it affords excellent views of the surrounded fells – on a clear day of course!
We hadn’t expected great weather and indeed it was very grey for the first hour or so. But, as we neared the summit, all the clouds above us seemed to part and disappear and we had fabulous views all around. Our walk was about 6 miles or 10km long, with an overall ascent of approximately 400m or 1,300ft.
Perhaps a little known fact (again for you quizzers or simply the curious out there) is that only one of the 16 ‘lakes’ in the Lake District is called a lake – i.e. Bassenthwaite Lake. All the others are either Waters or Meres, as in Ullswater or Windermere.
For more information on these ‘bodies of water’ check out this Visit Cumbria website.