Shap in September
On 8 September 20 of us gathered at the King's Arms in Shap at the start of our Strangers at Snowfell weekend.
Thankfully, sunny weather on Saturday accompanied most of us as we headed west in search of 'Snowfell' - and we believe we found it: an isolated, now ruined, farmhouse outside the hamlet of Oddendale. Others went for a cruise on Ullswater, from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, before we all met at the Greyhound in Shap for another meal. On Sunday, we walked from the Shap Wells Hotel (aka 'Callow') under and over the railway to Shap Summit, and saw the sign ‘Shap Summit 916 feet above sea level’. The final leg back to the Shap Wells Hotel was accompanied - in true Saville style - by torrential rain, with a terrific thunderstorm providing a backdrop to Sunday lunch. So, no snow, but a good weekend was had by all!