I’ve not really been paying attention to my blog of late and I’m now playing catch up.
This trip goes back to May and follows on from a long weekend with Mary and Meg our Labrador pup in our campervan staying outside Keswick at a campsite at the foot of Blencathra.
Mary dropped me at Rosthwaite, and I walked from there mainly following the Cumbria Way, through Langstrath Valley, over Stake Pass, camping at Great Langdale and moving on the next day, to arrive in the evening above Coniston Water near Torver. Although warm and sunny, it was accompanied by strong winds, the forecast suggesting 55-60 mph winds on the tops, which meant I sought the shelter of valley camps during the trip. Quite a few miles were walked through wooded sections and this made a pleasant change from walking on the fells.
It was my first chance on a backpacking trip to try out my Zpack Duplex tent which performed well and has bags of space for one, being a two person shelter but only weighing 600g. Other notable pieces of kit where my Enlightened Equipment Revelations Down Quilt and 2015 model of the GG Mariposa which carries like a dream.
Below are some photos of the trip.