The Kentmere Horseshoe

Drove early down to Kentmere, where we were lucky to get the last parking space by the church. The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the largest Horseshoe walks in the Lake District, covering 13 1/2 miles, almost 3000 feet of ups (and downs, and 8 Wainwrights. Add to that the hottest September day for the last 100 years, and we were very hot and tired by the end of it. A very welcome pint in a pub in Staveley afterwards was the perfect end to the day. 

The photo was taken from Ill Bell, looking down to Frostwick, with Thornthwaite Crag in the background.

Wainwrights added to round 2:

Yolk  2/64
Ill Bell  2/65
Frostwick  2/66
Thornthwaite Crag  2/67
Mardale Ill Bell  2/68
Harter Fell (Mardale)  2/69
Kentmere Pike  2/70
Shipman Knotts  2/71

That’s about 1/3 of the way through in three months. Allowing for winter and covering the less accessible outlying fells, we still might finish them all in 12 months. 

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