run whilst Lois was at the physiotherapists.
Route: from the Mill Yard, Staveley, taking Kendal Road south towards the level crossing but turning left before it onto the Dales Way. Along the river bank to a bridge just north of Cowan Head. Back, north, along the road for 100m to cross a style to climb pathless up hill and then along reaching a familiar track along the stream at Side House. Climbing a little further along the track before descending left across fields to Birk Field. Then up and along roads to Ghyll Bank before descending steeply across fields, doglegging across a road, to reach Elf Howe and then the bridleway and farm track to reach the road to the rear entrance to the Mill Yard.
Conditions: cloudy, warm and some light rain towards the end.
Pub: the Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley joined by Lois for NZPA and WPA.