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The Cumberland Ring

Last week, Jimski, Sean and I completed a route we named as the Cumberland Ring. Our aim was to circumnavigate the Lake District, via the rivers Eden and Lune and the coast between Lancaster and Carlisle, a distance of 340km.

For the inland sections we paddled Pyranha Fusions, and really liked them. The paddling was varied and a lot of fun. This is Stangerthwaite weir, which has a reputation for being nasty, but not at these water levels.
Man-made caves in the sandstone of the Eden valley.

The river is getting bigger and broader.
Heading out to salt water in Lancaster, the Lune estuary.

Crossing Morecambe Bay, not a lot to aim for.
West Cumbria, Black Combe in the background.
Trolleys were essential on the long walk between campsite and sea.
The final days paddling, into a mist, just a compass course to follow.
A total of 340 km paddled in 7 days. Fantastic weather conditions, calm sea and no rain. Not bad for March!

This entry was posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 7:15 pm and is filed under Trip Reports.


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