|Route taken by Phil G4OBK, Judy (XYL) and friend Geoff on 9th May 2011|
As members of The Wainwright Society we were to celebrate AWs 1931 Lake District Tour and at the same time raise money for The Calvert Trust Charity.
So. in early 2011 we applied to walk the section of his 1931 route from Keswick Moot Hall to Newlands Hause, taking in the summits of Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson. I was pleased that our application to do this section was accepted and we departed from Moot Hall at 9.20am, reaching the summit of the popular Catbells LDW-189 after 4.3 miles at exactly 11.00am. The enjoyment of the day was enhanced as I had yet to activate all six summits for WOTA.
The day had started fine and warm but we soon donned our coats as we proceeded on the well hewn paths beyond Maiden moor when it became cold and then damp. Thankfully the numbers of walkers thinned out considerably once we had descended beyond Catbells. Geoff had gone ahead and had mistakenly passed the hard to determine summit of Maiden Moor so we needed to call him back to gather at the few stones on the highest point where we completed our radio activation. As the weather deteriorated it wasn't good for the photography, however as usual, we continued to capture what we could.
|The view into Littledale prior to climbing Hindscarth LDW-073|
|Geoff clearing the beck coming off Robinson|
As a contribution to a book which The Wainwright Society published to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1931 Challenge we had all to write about our experiences of our Challenge in poetry or prose.
This was Judy's contribution for Maiden Moor, based on her experiences on the walk:
© Copyright Judy Catterall