Wasdale Head - Easter 2018
Thursday 28 March
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We gradually trickled in to Wasdale, some coming on Wednesday if they could, in order to avoid the Easter crowds. Others waited until Maundy Thursday. Some came by train and taxi, others by car all the way from London or even from Cardiff. Wednesday evening was reasonably quiet, with some early birds arriving just before "candlelight". We started to hatch our main plans for our Easter break on the next morning.
We all - as mentioned - took different routes, at different times, in coming to Wasdale. Some came on Wednesday, others on Thursday. I came on Wednesday by train via Carlisle, that being for me the most convenient and expeditious route. The Cumbrian coast line was scenic, with views on certain days, across to the Isle of Man. Buses from Seascale to Wasdale Head were a "once in a blue moon affair", if that. Hence the taxi was the only way - albeit a scenic way - to reach the Wasdale Head Inn, our base over Easter.
Most of those coming on Wednesday were to arrive quite late and campers would be busy setting up their "houses" before sunset. Therefore, after the long journey, and sorting accommodation details, a quick evening snack in "Ritson's Bar" was called for. It would be possible to pop in again later to see who else had arrived.
Before candlelight, there was still time to familiarize ourselves with our surroundings to find out where the nearest footpaths were and also the names of our friendly neighbourhood mountains. Maybe also a chance of getting a few initial photos - "piccies" if you will.