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    14.85 miles, 4,446 feet, 4 hours 51 minutes: Fairfield Horseshoe c/w, adding in Grisedale Tarn and Cofa Pike, going around 5 of the tops, and also going around the Rock Step, but joining the grassy trod just underneath it. Sunshine and clouds, mainly the latter; no rain, a cold wind on the tops, terrain dry and soft. Saw about 30 on the fells. Town very busy.

    Wore my second pair of Trailflys for the first time today. My first pair are still very comfortable, and the uppers are intact, but the grip is not as good as it was, and the descent from Fairfield to Grisedale Tarn can be fairly slippery. It was fine in the new shoes.

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    17.5 miles, 4,815 feet, 5 hours 40 minutes: Kentmere Horseshoe anti-clockwise from Troutbeck Church, taking in Sallows and Sour Howes on the way back. Sunshine and clouds, no wind, no rain, cool but not cold. Terrain dry, soft. Not many on these fells. Town very busy.

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    16.03 miles, 4,694 feet, 5 hours 13 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Rydal - Nab Scar - Alcock Tarn - Winterseeds - The Tongue - Grisedale Tarn - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - then the rest of the horseshoe clockwise, going to the right of Hart Crag and Dove Crag, and to the left of the Rock Step, coming back underneath it - Miller Bridge - Rothay Bridge. Sunshine and clouds, a nice cool breeze at times, no rain, terrain dry and soft. Just the right temperature on the tops, a bit too warm in the valleys. Not many on the fells, a bit of a surprise as today is the last good day for a while.

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    I shall be venturing vaguely in your direction on Sunday MikeT...

    Hopefully a medium length horseshoe from Glenridding or Patterdale...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I shall be venturing vaguely in your direction on Sunday MikeT...

    Hopefully a medium length horseshoe from Glenridding or Patterdale...
    The Grisedale Horseshoe would be a great route. With respect to parking, Patterdale cricket club is a good spot - take the turnoff just north of the little church in Patterdale. 5 parking per day - donation.

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    I think the Grisedale Horseshoe might be a little bit too much, with Borrowdale the day before.

    Possibly the Deepdale Horseshoe i think is a bit steadier, or possibly a horseshoe of sorts around the Glenridding Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I think the Grisedale Horseshoe might be a little bit too much, with Borrowdale the day before.

    Possibly the Deepdale Horseshoe i think is a bit steadier, or possibly a horseshoe of sorts around the Glenridding Valley.
    Deepdale Horseshoe sounds good post Borrowdale. I must try that myself soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I think the Grisedale Horseshoe might be a little bit too much, with Borrowdale the day before.
    The Grisedale Horseshoe is a little bit too much, even without anything much the day before, from what I remember of the one occasion when I did the race.
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    8.87 miles, 4,105 feet, 3 hours 53 minutes: ODG - The Band - Climber's Traverse - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags - Pike O'Blisco - Great Lakes descent - ODG. Sunshine and clouds, a strong unpleasantly cold wind at times. No rain - terrain dry, soft. Not many on the fells, but then some of the mountain weather forecasts were pretty dire. No parking problems at ODG, nor at NDG.

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    10 miles, 734 feet, 1 hour 44 minutes: To Dove Cottage and back via Under Loughrigg, the main road between Rydal and White Moss, and then the minor road over Baneriggs, so all on tarmac. Overcast, light rain for the first hour which then eased off, a very small patch of blue sky appeared as I finished. No wind, not cold, nowhere near as bad as the weather forecast predicted. Quite a few walkers at this low level, and two other runners.

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