I was lucky enough to win a ticket from Terry Abraham (@terrybnd) for the Wainwright memorial lecture at the rheged centre on the 17th October.
So after work on Friday I headed straight up to the lake district (can’t go to lakes and not go for a walk) the traffic was horrendous on the A66 so I was quite late when I arrived at Burns farm, after pitching my tent I headed of in search of food, this took me to the horse and farrier where I had a romantic meal for one. (They insisted on the candle honest).
The following morning after jump starting someone’s car I packed away and drove the short distance to a lay by to start a walk up Blencathra.
It was quite a windy day and the clouds kept clearing to reveal some cracking views.
After finishing my walk I headed up to the travelodge near the Rheged centre and got cleaned up for the event. Prior to the lecture starting I had a beer or two in the bar and bumped into the owners of The Wainwright pub (@Wainwright_Pub) who I have got to know on twitter and by frequenting their pub regularly: -) On the way into the lecture I met Mark Richards (@fellranger1) who was very friendly and informative. The lecture itself was very good and Terry came across very well with clips of his new film (life of a mountain Blencathra) going down very well. I’m going to the premiere in May so this was a bit of a dry run.