Grasmere to Patterdale


Short walk (7.5 miles) in long rain today but it is so grand and lovely at the same time. Tall stone walls run up and over ridges 700 meters high, waterfall cascades stream down into the valley and just now the sun is out, our wet wet clothes and gear are drying on radiators upstairs, and we’re grabbing enough wifi in the pub to have read the good news about the Supreme Court decision today. More rain forecast for tomorrow but if you’re a real walker in the UK you can’t mind the rain. So we don’t.


About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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