Mike had proposed a gentle walk down through the gorge of Allen Banks. However, due to severe weather damage it was closed to the public. Thus we re jigged the walk and headed for Hadrian's Wall.
It was a circular walk starting from the Peel Crags car park. A beautiful day, chilly but fine and dry. This part of the wall is a regular switchback with much up and down. A stop for a spot of lunch and then on up over Hotbank Crags. Underfoot the ground was largely frozen. However, the Pennine Way did manage to lead us through some wet, boggy bits.
Some lovely walking around by Greenlee lough and back to the car park.
A pleasant day of walking in good company. On the way back we nipped up a wee hill Mike wanted to tick and spotted a tawny owl.
According to Mike's map measury thing we did eight miles. My wee fit bit says ten. Which ever way, the walk was a good one.