Arriving in the delightful Vale of Lorton is usually a pleasure but when it is blowing a gale with horizontal hail and then snow it somewhat dampens the spirits but that was the only drawback to a super Rally in one of the most glorious areas of the Lake District.
After opening flag on Wednesday a few quiz challengers enjoyed the weekly pub quiz in the Wheatsheaf. We awoke to a covering of snow on the surrounding fells, with blue skies, so we could enjoy the sights of the area. There is a very easy walk around Loweswater and another well marked path right around Buttermere. If you have your bus pass don't miss the Honister Rambler (bus stop right outside the pub at the front of the caravan site) and you can traverse either Whinlatter Pass or Honister Pass, arriving at Keswick.
Thursday evening saw us all enjoying the fantastic steak pie produced in the pub, really delicious, thanks to Nancy for organising that. Friday evening there was a wine and nibbles evening, with time to chat and catch up with friends. Saturday saw the Centre hosting a coffee morning in the Lorton Village Hall raising over £280 for our Chairman's Charity, The Sunbeams Music Trust.
The closing flag on Sunday morning was a pleasant sunny day with opportunity to get out walking, biking, hiking afterwards.
Some ralliers were lucky enough to stay until Monday, that was the nicest weather of the whole trip so we were able to pack up and set off home warm and dry, a lovely end to a wonderful Rally.
Thank you to Nancy and Nigel and Lorraine and Peter for organising an excellent Rally.
The Loweswater walk.
Lynn, Bob & Dan Brown