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Patterdale Weekend - January 2013

"We wandered happy as a group,
That sang & laughed o'er vales & hills,
When all at once we reached the top,
With views that made us gasp & stop.
Besides the lakes, beneath the trees,
Snow stars falling in the breeze".

In spite of the severe weather warning, all 14 of the intrepid "footprinters" made it to the lovely location of Patterdale (legend has it that St.Patrick gave Patterdale its ancient name of St.Patrick's dale in the 15thCentury!).

The hotel was a fantastic base with outstanding beauty of the surrounding mountains, fells & dales. The food served was delicious & most of us awarded it the "Yummy Mmm...Factor"!

There were A & B walks led by Julian & Chris respectively. Three cheers to both our organisers & leaders who confidently led great hikes in wintry conditions ensuring our safety. RESPECT.

Finally to sum it up - great company & fun, superb hikes in wintry landscape, delicious food - FAB - U - LOUS!

Thank You All.