Simon Graham – Staveley walk, 15th October 2022

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Heavy rain early in the morning wasn’t a good omen for the day, but it had eased off then stopped before we got on the coach. After the usual stop at Truckhaven we got back on the M6 to turn off at Junction 36, heading for Windermere. We were dropped off in the middle of Staveley to begin the walk in reasonable weather. The weirs that we passed (see bottom of the page) were evidence of the amount of rain that they’d had since last week. After a short shower from a nearby raincloud we were treated to our first rainbow of the day, before starting the climb up Elph Howe Lane. Then it was down to cross the stream and up the other side to reach Hall Lane.
After another short shower, we were treated to a double rainbow as we made our way to our lunch spot with lovely views across the valley. After lunch we made our way down to a small waterfall (see bottom of page) in drizzling rain, passing a building with small pot figures of Laurel and Hardy in a niche. About 25 minutes later it began to rain, and then it really rained, along with hail, as we made our way down towards the road. At this point the walk leader made the decision to abandon walking back along the river in favour of staying on the road, so we made our undulating way back to Staveley. Shortly afterwards the heavens opened, accompanied by thunder and lightning and more hail.
An interesting 6 mile walk led by Chris B, with sunshine/showers/rainbows/rain/hail/thunder/lightning, and lots of fungus evident.

The first weir on the walk
The second weir, at the bridge
A Buzzard being worried by Crows
The small waterfall after lunch
Categories: Saturday Walk


Katey Anne Hardy · October 20, 2022 at 10:22

I think I agree with you on that one Beverley, Unfortunately I’ve had to miss two of the lovely walks. I’ve missed everyone and can’t wait to join you all on the 29th. These photographs are absolutely beautiful and it’s so nice that I get to feel apart of the day. The double rainbow looked spectacular. I’ll make sure to be there on Saturday. Can’t wait

admin · October 16, 2022 at 19:06

Hope to see you next time Beverley

Beverley · October 16, 2022 at 15:39

Looks like I missed another good walk come hail or high water I am coming on the next one. Lovely photos, I enjoy reading the reports.

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