Saturday 18 November 2017
Leader:- Mike Earl
Photos:- John Jones & Reg Hesketh
10 members and one dog left Burton at 9am and parked near the Hollingsworth and Vose factory in the Kentmere valley.
We walked through the factory site, afterwards pausing briefly to view the quay on Kentmere Tarn , and followed the clear path above the tarn to Kentmere Hall, where renovation work was being carried out . The field we crossed was a 'bit clarty' underfoot but it did not deter our hardy group and we carried on past Hartrigg Farm and on to the reservoir, which was extremely low .
We took a lunch break at the dam wall , and then walked down the other side of the infant river Kent, past Overend and the Green Quarter. We then followed the tarmac road back to our vehicles. The walk was 9.7 miles long and the weather was chilly but dry. Leader Mike Earl.