Wednesday 28th August

At 20 miles this looks a short day, but it will be far more with the evening hike planned, and the arduous route also summits Catbells.

A swim stop at Rydal Cave, mile 3, is a film location for The Witcher. So, amongst other things the day will celebrate the successful British film and gaming sectors. Rydal is also celebrated by Wordsworth who lived at Rydal Mount.

Today will also be a celebration of the author and fellwalker Alfred Wainwright with a pint of Wainwright’s at the Wainwright pub. Wainwright saw Catbells as a family friendly or first timer fell, and that is why I have chosen it for summitting, as these climbs are often best enjoyed in groups of mixed ability.

Post Run

Evening hike to Castlerigg Stone Circle, about 30 minutes hike out of Keswick, with the hope of a sunny sundown amongst the evocative Neolithic hill top circle.


8.30am Brathay Hall
9.15 – 9.30 Rydall Cave (mile 3) plus a quick swim!

11.45 Borrowdale (mile 12)
1pm Catbells summit (mile 16)
2pm The Wainwright, Keswick (mile 20)


Post Run hike
Castlerigg Stone Circle

Fuel: Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cumberland Sausages, Windermere Char, Grasmere Ginger Bread, Rum Nicky