As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and before we knew it it was our final day of our weekend away…shocking!
Not wanting to leave without taking in a final view of Windermere, and with the weather not looking too bad, an easy walk up Gummer’s How was planned before hitting the road home.
With less than 400 foot of climbing, Gummer’s How wasn’t exactly what you would call a big hill. That said, with the starting point at the car park already being over 600 foot above sea level, we were hopeful of some impressive views from the top.
We were in no rush so the stroll up was at a very leisurely pace, taking in the views and scenery, trying to soak in as much of the Lakes as we could before our brief visit was over. At the top the wind was a little bit on the chilly side and having taken some snaps at the trip point we made our way back down again to the car, a little sad to be leaving such a spectacular area of the country.
Wainwright wrote about Gummer’s How in his book “The Outlying Fells of Lakeland”. He described it as “an old man’s mountain”, and says: “And when ancient legs can no longer climb it know ye that the sad day has come to hung up the boots for ever and take to slippers”. Hopefully that day is a long way off for us but it made for a lovely final stroll before heading home, and back to reality.
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