14th May 04 - Cartmel, Holker Hall, Hampsfield Fell

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
Holker Hall
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.