A short march to the gateway of the Lake District today. Quick stop off at the church in Hutton Roof and then I'm on the road properly.
Nice but relatively unexciting country lanes.
I'm stopped by the scent of meadowsweet roadside. This wild flower takes it's name not from where it grows but from it's historic use to flavour mead (it's known as Mead-Wort in Chaucer's Knight's Tale). It was also a key plant for the druids.
Then drop down into Oxenholme to catch a train to a weekend away from the walk celebrating friend's birthdays.