Size isn’t everything…..

Having a day off during the week is twice as nice. The last holiday day of this financial year was booked in. We had decided to do Holme fell and then go to one of our favourite places “The Drunken Duck” for lunch.

Because we wanted an easy walk, decided to park next to Yew Tree Tarn. From here it was a simple walk across the bridge and up a well defined path.

Today was the first outing for my new gaiters! I had not worn gaiters for about 12 years, but after getting soaked legs on previous walks I thought I would re invest in a pair. My old ones still worked but wanted a pair that would co ordinate with my walking wardrobe!! Always need to be co ordinated on the fells!!

It was a steady climb up, what the hill lacked in height, it certainly made up for that with the 360° views. The weather was kind so could see the Langdale and Coniston fells.


As with a couple of previous walks, when we got to what we thought was the top it wasn’t!! I was stood proud as punch on what I thought was the summit only to find it wasn’t.


But after double checking that we were on the top of Holme Fell. At 317 metres it’s one of the smaller Wainwrights. Stunning views all around and down to Coniston has made this a favourite.




A slightly different descent down and walked back along the tarn. Could see the rain coming over the hills.





Just as we arrived back at the car, the rain came. But it was off to the Duck for walkers reward and food.

I love the duck not only do they have excellent beer and food, but it is such a gorgeous building.

Walkers reward was Catnap and Goodhews stout. I’m not really a stout girl but this is just lush. Creamy and hoppy perfect. We saw John from Barngates and had a beery hug.


Food was delicious as always!



So another ticked off and back to the planning of more ticking wainwrights off…..

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