St Bees, Cumbria 2016.


On Friday 22nd April sixty nine Ramblers and guests arrived at the Seacote Hotel at Saint Bees for a weekend walking holiday.  After settling in and sorting out bed rooms and enjoying our evening meal some visited the local pub and we all looked forward to Saturday and three different levels of walks or
touristy trips out.
John Lenagan led a party of 25 on an extended circular walk up to Saint Bees Head.
Near Fleswick Bay Allan had to drop out and returned with Margaret to the hotel.  The remainder carried on to
enjoy lunch near the lighthouse where we decided to return via a path towards Sandwith and by Hannah Moor Lane.  After an up and down walk of about 6.7 miles we all agreed that we had enjoyed some beautiful views and we were ready for a rest before time for dinner.  Later we joined the others in the bar for entertainment by the guitarist/singer and some found the energy to crowd onto the floor to bop.
On Sunday Frank Atherton led the group of 26 on a walk of about 5 miles.  After about a mile along the cliff tops we walked through the village and then up the "Pitman's Trod" to Loughrigg and lunch near the Common.  The views towards the Lake District were hidden by the clouds but overall we enjoyed some fine breaks in the weather.  We dropped back into St Bees by the Outrigg Road and were happy to reach the pub for a rest.
After a carvery evening dinner we looked forward to the show.  We were entertained by various acts, both old and new and John Lenagan proposed a vote of thanks to John Pimblett and Helen Brindle for again organising a very enjoyable weekend.  He also thanked everyone who had helped to make it a success.
Everybody agreed that we had found a beautiful walking area with fantastic views.  The weather had been better than forecast and the "arctic blast" of hail stones and even snow did not arrive until later in the week.