Full Force Cumbria
We set off with a spring in our step,
or, rather, a beck –
full force Cumbria, landscape and weather –
learning a language of brant fells,
meres, tarns and Herdwicks.
Limestone ridges under our boots,
we walk like Wainwright –
hide like Hannay
when jets sear over Windermere.
Tufted moss, wild garlic, celandine –
Sawrey: no Rabbit. Only Hill Top(s):
Post Knott. School Knott.
beck = stream fell = hill
force = waterfall tarn = pond
brant = steep mere = lake knott = rocky hill
#26Steps H-I | Hawkshead to Ings, Lake Windermere | Carol McKay http://carolmckay.co.uk