14th May 04 - Cartmel, Holker Hall,
Another lovely sunny day. We started at Cartmel and walked through the woods to Holker Hall. Wonderful gardens - particularly the rhododendrons. Then across open meadows to climb Hampsfield Fell as the views of Grange-over-Sands opened up. At the top is the famous Hospice.
Then a very steep descent back down to Cartmel. About 9 miles and quite exhausting on a hot day.
|Garlic in the woods|
|Just a few of the rhododendrons at Holker Hall|
|Sunken garden at Holker Hall|
|The notice in the stone hut at the top of Hampsfield Fell|
|Richard on the "observation deck" atop the Hospice|
|Grange-over-Sands from Hampsfield Fell|
|Panorama from Hampsfield Fell. You can see how windy it normally is by the shape of the trees.|