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  1. #2941
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    10.81 miles, 2,925 feet, 3 hours 38 minutes: Ambleside - Rydal Park - Low Sweden Bridge - rock step - High Sweden Bridge - Scandale - High Bakestones - High Pike - Low Pike - rock step - Low Sweden Bridge - Sweden Bridge Lane - Peggy Hill - Ambleside. Overcast, with banks of cloud/mist at multiple levels. A few minutes of sunshine/blue sky. No precipitation, no significant wind. Terrain wet/saturated; patches of snow and ice above 1,500 feet. Very slippery in places. Lots of walkers were ascending towards Dove Crag as I was descending. No runners seen.

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    11.77 miles, 3,500 feet, 4 hours: Rothay Bridge to Silver How and back, going to Loughrigg top both ways, and taking in Clappersgate, Todd Crag, Lily Tarn, and the race descent to the road at High Close on the way out, and ascending via the steps overlooking Loughrigg Tarn on the way back. Blue sky and sunshine, with some fluffy clouds mainly above the high tops. There was a lovely inversion over Windermere as I set out, but it soon melted away. No precipitation, no significant wind. Terrain dry/damp/wet and slippery in places, especially wet rocks. Quite a few walkers about. There was an orienteering event on, so lots of runners clutching colourful maps - a good day for it.

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    3:25, 11 miles, 1800ft with the other half. Took a packed lunch although a bit misty on top so no great views today.
    Out to Roddlesworth, over Darwen Moor to Whitehall and around through Bold Venture to Sunnyhurst, picking up Weasel Lane then back home.
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    10.13 miles, 3,117 feet, 3 hours 13 minutes: Wansfell Pike from 2 sides, including up/down the race route from/to the kissing gate, along the ridge to the true top, and down to the upper section of Nanny Lane and back up to the Pike. Sunshine/blue sky; fluffy clouds mainly above the high tops. No precipitation. A cold moderately strong wind from the south west. There has been some fresh snow since yesterday above about 2,500 feet. Terrain anything from dry to wet/saturated and slippery. No ice at this level. Lots of walkers on the fell; 2 runners seen.

  5. #2945
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    10.37 miles, 2,963 feet, 3 hours 15 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Miller Bridge - Rydal Park - Low Sweden Bridge - rock step - High Sweden Bridge - Scandale - Red Screes - south ridge - Golden Rule - Ambleside. Overcast, with the cloud base at about 1,600 feet. A few minutes of drizzle/light sleet. A cold moderately strong wind from the south. Terrain wet/saturated/slippery. Very few walkers about; 1 runner seen.

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    10.15 miles, 2,640 feet, 3 hours 13 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Under Loughrigg - Fox Ghyll - Loughrigg top - race descent to the road at High Close - Deerbolts Woods - along the road towards Grasmere from the 5 chimneyed cottage - up past Huntingstile - Red Bank Woods - up the steps overlooking Grasmere - Miller Bridge - Rothay Bridge. Overcast, with banks of cloud/mist at multiple levels, including in the valley floor. Virtually constant drizzle/light rain. A moderate breeze from the south. Terrain saturated/streaming/slippery. Not many walkers on the fell; 4 runners seen.

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    11.32 miles, 3,184 feet, 3 hours 29 minutes: Ambleside - Waterhead - Blue Hill Road/Lane - race route ascent - Wansfell Pike - race route descent - Ambleside - Rothay Park - Clappersgate - Fishgarths Wood - Lilly Tarn - Loughrigg top - down past the old golf club - Miller Bridge - Rothay Bridge. Overcast, with the cloud base at about 500 feet. Almost constant drizzle/light rain. A strong wind from the south west. Terrain saturated/streaming/slippery. Not many walkers about, though town was quite busy; 4 runners seen.

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    10.52 miles, 2,725 feet, 3 hours 20 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Waterhead - Stagshaw Gardens - Champion Tree Trail - High Skelghyll - Skelghyll Lane - Troutbeck - Nanny lane - Wansfell Pike - High Skelghyll - Blue Hill Woods - Ambleside. Initially very overcast, with the cloud base at about 500 feet. It cleared up considerably, with patches of blue sky and some sunshine, and the cloud base was much higher. A few minutes of drizzle; no significant wind. Terrain wet/saturated/streaming/slippery. Not many walkers about; no runners seen.

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    10.45 miles, 2,727 feet, 3 hours 9 minutes: Loughrigg trails, including down the race route from the top to the road at High Close, down through Deerbolts Woods to the 5 chimneyed cottage, along the road towards Grasmere, and back up to the top via Huntingstile, Red Bank Woods, and the steps overlooking Grasmere. Overcast/foggy, with the cloud base in the valley floor. Constant mizzle/drizzle/light rain, though it was not at all cold, and I did not use my waterproof top. A moderate breeze from the south. Terrain saturated/streaming/slippery. Not many walkers about. A dozen or so lads were running down from Todd Crag as I went up - apparently they were a stag do group. One of them had a gorilla suit on, though it was so warm he had the top half hanging from his waist. Apart from them I saw 3 other runners.

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    10.8 miles, 3,006 feet, 3 hours 48 minutes: Ambleside - Rydal Park - Low Sweden Bridge - rock step - Scandale - High Bakestones - High Pike - Low Pike - rock step - Sweden Bridge Lane - Peggy Hill - Ambleside. A mixture of sunshine and clouds, the cloud base was mainly above the tops. A moderate wind from the north west. No rain. Terrain wet/saturated/slippery. Quite a few walkers on the fells; 3 runners seen.

    I started ascending Scandale on the decent track branching off just above High Sweden Bridge on the west side of the stream. I crossed the stream at a small dam but was then stuck on rough ground on the wrong side of the wall for longer than I enjoyed - eventually there was a gap in the wall and I could join the track. Not a route I will take again.

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