Lakes, Cakes And Mountains!

 

Looking towards Ingleborough Hill, the site of an iron age fort

Looking towards Ingleborough Hill, the site of an iron age fort

All three were in abundance during ROOTS Community Singers’ weekend visit to the southern lakes.  In fact our camp site was situated on the top of an under ground reservoir with lovely views of Morcombe bay in one direction and brooding, cloud topped Ingleborough hill in another.

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Caroline has her priorities in order while Malc gets stuck in!

Arriving on Friday night we were lucky enough to miss the forcasted rain and soon had the tents up and kitted out!

Happy birthday Madeleine!

Happy birthday Madeleine!

As it was Madeleine’s birthday there was CAKE!  Enough to sink a battle ship!

We seemed to avoid the rain except during the night and temperatures rose during the day.

It wouldn’t have been a problem though as we had the use of a super cabin complete with wood burning stove as a communal area.

The cozy log cabin we used for cooking and gathering.

The cosy log cabin we used for cooking and gathering

The party split the following day with half of us tackling Ingleborough Hill including an unscheduled 5

Made it!  Wind swept and chilly but we reached the top of Ingleborough!

Made it! Wind swept and chilly but we reached the top of Ingleborough!

mile detour and the rest visiting the Ingleton waterfalls and the millions of access steps, (according to Sandra!)

Ian took charge of the evening BBQ which included CAKE!  Lemon Drizzle, Farm house fruit, cherry & almond bake, banoffee pie etc, etc!

Sunday saw ROOTS enjoying a leisurely day afloat on Lake Windermere followed by a ramble around Madeleine’s family farm and a fish and chip supper at the famous Arnside chippy!

Roots afloat on Lake Windermere

Roots a float on Lake Windermere

Liberally supplied with various tipples and CAKE we entertained ourselves

Getting into the swing of things!

Getting into the swing of things!

with songs, stories, poems and music and yes … CAKE!

A superb weekend, many thanks to Madeleine for organising and her family for making us so welcome and ministering to our needs.

Here’s few more photos of what we got up to

Best foot forward!

Best foot forward!

A bridge too far!  Almost after the unscheduled detour!

A bridge too far! Almost after the unscheduled detour!

Madeleine & Sandra a float ...

Madeleine & Sandra a float …

The happy wanders - down on Maddy's farm

The happy wanders – down on Maddy’s farm

The cabin in the wood

The cabin in the wood

The Ingleborough contingent get ready for the ascent!

The Ingleborough contingent get ready for the ascent!

An Asian pipe band?  Where else but Windermere!

An Asian pipe band? Where else but Windermere!

Nothing like a tipple to loosen the vocal cords ... and CAKE!

Nothing like a tipple to loosen the vocal cords … and CAKE!

Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    

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