Day 6 – Borrowdale


Cloud was low again although it did clear as the day went on.
The walk today was in Borrowdale with a look at Lodore Falls.
We left the car at the foot of Cat Bells and walked down to a perfectly calm Derwent Water.
As we headed alongside the lake we came across a class of youngsters about to embark in kayaks and canoes and so far they were dry – it surely won’t last!  As a canoeist it did look a good day for paddling and perhaps exploring  the River Derwent.
There were more people out and about today enjoying the Autumn colours. We crossed the  footbridge across the Derwent and followed the signs to the Lodore Falls which runs behind the hotel of the same name.
There was a good flow over the falls and a picture was taken before the steep pull up the hillside. We had lunch by the ford shown on the OS map and down came the rain! Still it didn’t last long and by the time we were walking it had stopped.
We crossed over the river at the footbridge and started the descent with more falls to view.
 We diverted onto Shepherds Crag for good views of Borrowdale and came out onto the road at High Lodore.
A break was taken alongside the river near Grange bridge.  We stayed on the road through Grange until we met the path at Manesty.  here we walked the path (the one just above the road) back to the car.
The thing to remember in the Lake District that even in bad weather when the tops are covered in clag there are plenty of low level walks.

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