Day Seven - Kirkby Stephen to Keld

Fri. 15th May 2009

Overnight:- Jolly Farmers: - Another really good B&B and a hostess who could not do enough for you even done to ringing around other accommodation trying to track down Richard and Gail our Canadian friends. Breakfast was smashing, we both had an omelet, we were getting bored with the Full English every day, it was obviously made with free range eggs -simply gorgeous

Jolly Farmers B&B

 

Today's Elevations

Today's Route

 

Frank's Bridge in Hartley village

 

Lovely made wooden seat on Hartley Fell as we aim for 9 Standards

 

About time I had the chance of a sit down

From here on as we climbed the weather deteriorated and can be summed very simply: -

Rain - the fine sort you know the sort, makes you very wet

Wind - Gusts of it straight into the face making progress very hard going

Cold - Wind chill freezing the parts other winds cannot reach

Mist - Minimal visibility. As we left the Rigg the ground turned into a very deep peat bog. The path was very indecernable, my glasses were so wet I could see very little through them. Glad we had the GPS to follow otherwise it would have been compass bearing all the way down

 

Top of 9 Standards, the guy on the left is from Essex

 

4 of the 9. The mist and rain was so heavy that you couldn't see any more than 4 at any one time

 

Bridge leading to Ravenseat Farm

Today's Statistics

Start Time
09:11
Finish Time
14:30
Total Time Taken
05:19
Days Est. Walking Time (Hrs.)
5:24
Days Actual Walking Time (Hrs.)
04:12
Non Walking Time Hrs.)
01:07
Days Est. Mileage
11.6
Days Actual Mileage
11.0
Days Walking Speed (MPH)
2.6

 

 

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