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    Astasinims trip up Blencathra

    Some of you may recall me moaning about the wifes objections to me going on a lads trip to the Lake district walking. Well anyway ive been, even if what was only for the day as opposed to the night stop over.

    Blencathra is located in the Lake district, in North West England. A very beautiful part of the country if your into outdoor pursuits.


    It was a very cold but sunny day when we set off, but that was soon to change.


    It didnt take long for us to reach the clouds.



    Anyway we plodded on for a while


    We stopped for a break half way up, as some of us were knackered (namely me)




    The dogs started to get board so we pressed on



    Almost at the top



    We made it, but couldnt see a bloody thing



    After a short break we made our way down.




    Always got to finish the day off with a few cold ones.



    Even the dogs were knackered



    Well thats it. Hope you enjoyed it.
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    It reminds me of a trip up Kinderscout I made about 25 years ago. Thanks for reminding me that I'm getting old. you git

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    Know it well. Its about thirty minutes from my house. Very nice there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    We made it, but couldnt see a bloody thing
    You should have let them take the masks off.

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    My parents still have a house in Kendal which frequent when I'm back, In my opinion the only region of the country that I could consider ever returning to. Where in Yorkshire do you live astasinim?

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    A little place called Holmfirth

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    I've eaten in Compo's Cafe. Is it still there?

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    What this one?


    Yep its still there, and always full of tourists. Only ever been in once

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    We made it, but couldnt see a bloody thing
    You should have let them take the masks off.
    Not wanting to put TD members off their dinner, i decided to make them put those fetching white masks on.

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    No, there's an actual Compo's Cafe, not the one from TV. It's on the road to Holmfirth rather than in it.

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    Yep i know the one you mean. Its still open and does a good fish buttie. Theyve also opened one up in Oldham under the same name.(God knows why)

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    Looks like an awesome climb, thanks for sharing.

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