GLW1905 : The River Kent near Staveley

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

This was never intended to be a Great Little Walk.  We set out on an old folk's drive to Blea Tarn in the Langdales but hit a major traffic jam at Ings.  So we thought we would divert via Moorhowe Road and possibly visit Ullswater instead. Unfortunately half of Cumbria seemed to have the same idea.  Traffic in both directions, many having trouble negotiating their way past each other on the narrow twisting road.  Change of plan again.  We had our picnic in a field with a grand view over to the Coniston Fells and round to the Langdales.  Then we retreated as far as Staveley where we decided to have a walk along the river Kent downstream to Hagg Foot (my favourite section of the river) then return on the other side.

Even then, it wa not intended to be logged as a Great Little Walk.  It wasn't until we saw the ducklings, the masses of bluebells and the heron that we decided it merited recording.

Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me and the photos on my phone fail to do justice to what we witnessed.  However, for posterity, here are a few meagre offerings.