Church walk­ers en­joy a trip to the Lake Dis­trict

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s Walk­ing Group re­cently had an en­joy­able trip away to the Lake Dis­trict.

Af­ter a dif­fi­cult sum­mer blighted by poor weather, the club were pleased to get some sun­shine on the trip.

The Satur­day walk started at an old slate mine at Hon­is­ter Pass.

The party walked up a steep path un­til one end of But­ter­mere Lake was in sight.

At this point some of the party headed down to­wards the Lake and then on to But­ter­mere.

The more ad­ven­tur­ous con­tin­ued to climb up­wards to the sum­mit of Hay Stacks, which is just less than 2000 feet.

From here the party again split up with some head­ing down to the lake and on to But­ter­mere and some head­ing up to the next sum­mit, High Crag.

Again the party split up with some head­ing down yet an­other path to the lake­side and then on to But­ter­mere and some climb­ing two more sum­mits, High Style and fi­nally Red Pike.

The whole party met up in But­ter­mere for a well-earned re­fresh­ment.

The Sun­day walk was a bit more se­date, from the Ho­tel in Portin­scale, through Keswick and on to the vil­lage of Threlkeld where in­stead of the usual sand­wich and a flask of cof­fee lunch was en­joyed in a café.

On the re­turn some of the party went up a hill to see the Cast­lerigg stand­ing stones, ev­ery­one stopped at Keswick for re­fresh­ments on the way back, a great end to a nice walk.

In Oc­to­ber the Walk­ers con­tin­ued their quest along the John Muir Way. This time the walk took the group from the Com­mon­wealth Pool in Ed­in­burgh to Pre­ston­pans.

This was a very pleas­ant walk with lunch taken at the beach in Mus­sel­burgh.

As the group neared Pre­ston­pans they were able to wit­ness the last fly­ing Vul­can Bomber as it flew up the Forth as part of its farewell tour round the UK.

The next walk will take place on Satur­day, Novem­ber 7.

This walk is the an­nual Mys­tery Walk and will be about 6 miles; those in­ter­ested in com­ing along should meet out­side Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church at 8:30 am. Travel will be in shared cars. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Walk­ing Group visit the Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church web­site at www. cam­bus­lang­

Look un­der Or­gan­i­sa­tions and then se­lect Walk­ing Group.

Time For A Break

The group stop for a well earned rest

Walk­ing On Sun­shine

The walk­ing group stride out

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