This weekend I traveled down to the Lakes District with the EUMC. It’s my fourth time in Great Langdale, but, gosh, it’s always so pretty. Even when it’s crap weather.
We left Edinburgh per usual on Friday night, arriving late and of course in the rain to the campsite. I pitched my tent quickly… but of course everything got soaked anyway. Saturday a group of us (Ellie, Tuva, myself, and some new members. We were later joined by some veteran Yummicks as well.) walked to Pavey Ark for some good scrambling up Jack’s Rake. The weather thankfully held out for us during the scramble which was nice. For the laywoman, a scramble is more technical than a walk but does not require to be roped up like a pitching a climb. Jack’s Rake was really fun with a few chimneys which required a little bit more climbing and some decent exposure down to the valley.
Here’s a photo of Pavey Ark, one of the Langdale Pikes. I’ve drawn the green line to show our line of ascent. This obviously it’s my photo (i stole it from wikipedia) because lol what is the sun?
Here’s what it looked like for us.
Still nice tho.
After a long day, my feet were soaked and gross and wow am I glad I brought extra socks and talcum powder. Tuva, Erling, and I cooked dinner at the campsite. Then we all went to the pub. We all love the pub.
Sunday morning was slower but just as exciting. I took a larger group of newer members on a chilled valley walk to Ambleside to see the Roman Fort there. I’d been there in first year, but knew the walk and it was pretty relaxing. Wasn’t anything major but was a chance to see some of the smaller villages and valleys of the Lakes District. It was 20km round trip, but was mostly flat and along well established trails so we kept good pace.
We stopped at the Roman fort just on the banks of Windermere, one of the larger lakes. I showed my group the ruins of the Roman granary and we stopped for lunch. I contained my feelings and didn’t cry this time lol.
We left the campsite on Sunday night a little after 6pm. I got back to my flat around 10pm. My feet are gross but it was a good weekend.
Yesterday, I had a volunteer meeting at the NMS and then later that night I watched the new episodes of Victoria and Outlander with Ellie, Caitlin, Sophie, and Urte. I have never been more stressed in my entire life than I was during the last four minutes of this week’s episode of Outlander. Then I came home and thought it was a good idea to stay up until 4.30 am to wait for the new Star Wars trailer because it was released America time. Spoiler alert: it was completely a good idea. I had a 9am lecture this morning and another two hour seminar coming up in a bit.
I’m v tired. l8r.