Derwentwater

Thirty people spent a brilliant weekend at Derwentwater Youth Hostel. On Saturday we walked up past the waterfall along the river to Watendlath. The local farm provided tea and scones then we climbed across the fells into Borrowdale and bought lunch at the pub in Rosthwaite. The next challenge was the steep climb to the top of Castle Crag then along the river path to Grange. The last section of the 10 mile walk was across the marsh path at the bottom of the Lake.

Sunday was spent cruising round Derwentwater on an open launch in the sunshine. We stopped off to walk on the far side of the Lake and later to listen to the free jazz festival in Keswick. We enjoyed a last walk on the fells above Rydal Water before driving back to reality.

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