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Lakes challenge

Aug 2, 2023

First week of August I am paddling all the permissible Lakes, Tarns and waters in the Lake District. Biggest lakes first with my trusty Grey Seal sea kayak (a very old Northshore Mariner with a modified cockpit rim). 11 waters to start and 50 miles. Photos to follow. Better than hiding in a sail boat to avoid the rubbish weather. At least I expect rain in Cumbria. Its normal!

Weds 3
Left Weymouth today with 46mph winds, rain and thunderstorms forecast.

Day 1 Coniston + Wastwater
Day 2 Ennerdale
Day 3 Derwent Water + Loweswater
Day 4 Crummock Water + connecting river + Buttermere + Grassmere + up feed river at Ullswater
Day 5 Ullswater + Bassenthwaite Lake
Day 6 Windermere + start of River Leven
(Thirlemere not possible as access roads shut by United Utilities who manage the lake)