Friday, 25 March 2016

Two nights in the Howgills

So with the days getting a little longer,we decided to meet at Sedbergh at 6 pm on Friday,with traffic it was 6-30pm before we set off for our first camp ..

 As a very special treat i took some bacon for breakfast on the first morning and yes Oscar got some too.Sadly the video of camp was too dark when i played it back

 Ive added these pics to show the A frame ive been playing with,it does add 110g but is a very solid set up,ive tried a few and never been happy that they would be solid enough in big winds,i am with this one

 The room it gives is just huge,camp was just off the summit of Winder,over looking the village

 The day started with a grey cloud base but it was above us,but a cold windchill -7c hounded us till about 3 pm an hour before we returned from our large circuit of the grassy hills

So for the second night we decided to camp on the summit of The Calf  

The mountain laurel design shelters enjoyed the evening sunset,which turned into quite a good one 

This trip also let me try a new meal,from Basecamp foods.I bought a range of flavours of the Bla band ones to try and i have to say it was very very good,cant wait to try the others

 Sunday morning started misty but by time id had a 2nd brew the mist had moved off,but we didnt get a sunrise but from leaving camp at 6 c by the time we had walked only a little way back the sun came out,it was 15c by the time we headed down into Sedbergh.

Id asked about where does a good brecky and some friends recomended Smatts Duo 

This place was recomended to by Geoff and Christie,what can i say fantastic food,localy sourced and very well priced too...ohh and free wi-fi....well worth a visit,wont be our last visit here

The link below will take you to my Social hiking map and gpx file

                 Heres a video i did of the trip,thanks for watching

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