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Andorra
Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Away Meet - Black Sail YHA

The two nights stay at the iconic Black Sail Hostel was enjoyed by five members despite the wet weather. All five walked in the six miles from the Bowness Knott car park on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Monday was forecast heavy rain, and it did. Mick added a new Wainwright route up Great Gable to his list, and the other four walked up Scarth Gap onto Haystacks. Then along the boundary fence in the wind, rain, and mist to Seavy Knott and back down ito the valley via Loft Beck. The afternoon was spent in the hostel with perhaps up to fifty Coast-to-Coast walkers calling in for shelter and a brew. Tuesday dawned not quite as wet, and the members returned to their cars and coffee in Cockermouth. A great experience in a cosy place, with lots of promises to return.

From left to right below: Hugh, Angie, Mick, Clare, and Ruth.

The hostel in its setting at the head of Ennerdale .
Nice and cosy inside once you'd removed all the wet clothing

Angie had the wild weather about right in her painting below
   
   
   
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