|Members decide which walk to take|
Five stations were worked on this first activation of Catstycam LDW-010 for WOTA on VHF 2m FM. These were G0TDM, G4WHA, G4BLH, G1OHH and M0EZP/P for a summit to summit contact. David was on Catbells LDW-189.
We moved off taking the left hand path over Nethermost Pike, High Crag and Dollywagon Pike, going to the edge of The Tongue to look down into it, the best place to take in the view down to the Ruthwaite Lodge Climbing Hut. I made as many contacts as I could within the time available, before we made our way down the newly created zig zag path down to Grisedale Tarn. It was then just a steady walk back down to Patterdale for the tired group. We passed the barn on the way where Wainwright had slept on his exploration of the Eastern Fells. This was featured on the documentary he made with Eric Robson in the 1980s and revisited by Julia Bradbury on the more recent Coast to Coast series on BBC TV.
The next day was to be an easy one. A boat trip across Ullswater on the steamer to Howtown, the climb up to Hallin Fell LDW-203, and then a walk back along the eastern side of Ullswater to Patterdale.