The WHS Mountain Runners headed to the Lake District on Saturday for the first time, with Gowbarrow Fell the target.
After a session on ‘pacing’ last Wednesday after school, the students were keen to put this into practice as soon as they got out of the bus and joined the Ullswater Way above Watermillock.
The runners snaked along the Ullswater Way before the first ‘uphill section’ which gave some fantastic views across the lake and fells. An undulating path through the trees followed before they reached a fork in the path.
With the path to Aira Force left, the group turned right and continued towards Gowbarrow which meant more undulating (more uphill than flat!) terrain before reaching the summit and enjoying invisible views! Unfortunately, the weather forecast had changed and the panoramic views across Ullswater and the Lakeland Fells were hidden. A quick summit photo was taken before the group retraced their steps back to the bus.
Gowbarrow is one of 214 Wainwrights across the Lake District… Now that sounds like a challenge for Club Members!
Thanks to the staff who gave up their Saturday to support the WHS Mountain Runners! The students were once again a credit to the school community, showing their resilience on the run, their respect to other path users and responsibility of their own kit.
The next WHS Mountain Running session is this Friday around Talkin Tarn.