Harriers in Borrowdale

23 Members went on te Club trip to the lakes district and stayed at the Bridge Hotel set between Buttermere and Crummock water a wonderful hotel which provided excellent accomodation and fine food.
Thank you to Margaret for sorting out the accomodation and to Stuart for planning the walks and looking after everyone.
After arriving on Friday pm some members had a run around Buttermere prior to dinner and on Satruday morning at 7.30 am of they went again for an early morning run prior to breakfast.
Later in the morning all the party barr two headed for Honistor Slate Mine which was the starting point for Stuarts gentle stroll !!!
All set off to climb up to Green Gable 2627 feet or 801metres, after a bit of puffing all reached the top,  for the brave few it was onto Great Gable 2949 feet or 899 metres.
Two members who were not so hearty took an alternative route back to the start, making a total distance of about 12km and fours hours on the fell.
Then back to the Hotel for tea and cream scones.
The rest of the group set off for Great Gable, five members thought better of it and decided to join the other two members for the return route, attracting the two’s attention in an unusual manner not to be published.
It was an out and back route for the Great Gable group and this was quite a challange at times and the group arrived back at the Hotel after about five and a half hours looking somewhat tired but ready for tea and scones.
That evening the crazy ones put one their headlamps and ran back over the fell to the slate mine for some strange reason, a most dangerous run and not for the soft hearted.
On Sunday morning prior to beakfast one group ran round Buttermere Lake and the others had a route pasts Crummock water and over the fell back to the hotel.
After breakfast off again on another of Stuart’s easy walks, before heading home to Yorkshire.
Thankyou to Steve Booth who with military precision had us observe a two minutes silence in a tranquill
setting as we climbed up through a wood with the river flowing below us, a wonderful place to remember those who paid the ultimate price so we can enjoy the beautiful land we live in.
One bit of news, some cctv images show a shady character behind the hotel reception desk late on Friday evening, reports say a half eaten haggis was found behind the desk and the hotel staff are lookng for the owner of this strange beast, so if any member has any idea who it belongs to please contact the hotel.
Great week end in great company.
Thankyou
Ernie