Sunday, 10 June 2012


Day two started with a long walk up Coledale Valley, as you can see another hot day, tongue out already.

Onwards down the track towards Crag mine.

Force Crag Mine was the last working metal mine in the Lake District, prior to its final abandonment in 1991. The site was mined for lead from 1839 until 1865, and for zinc and barytes from 1867. The National Trust owns the site, and access to the processing mill buildings and machinery was restored in 2004. Visitors can discover what was mined and follow the processing of the minerals through the mill plant.

Then it's onwards and upwards to Hopegill Head

We are going to walk along that ridge behind us, down the steep drop at the other side towards Crummock Water

Just before that downhill, it's a quick rest, but what a smell, who's took his boots off !!!!

Then it's the Fish Inn at Buttermere for a couple of beers

 Then it's a walk upto the Dalegarth Guesthouse. Here we met the lovely James and Kelly.

James and Kelly suggested the Bridge Hotel for a pint, well Pud's never one to turn down a beer !!!

While there Kelly decided to play fetch the beer mat with me, which was fine by me, until i'd managed to chew all the beer mats in the place, imagine my shock when the bar staff brought me my bill !!!!

Thank you Kelly !!!! Good fun though loved everyone at Dalegarth. 

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