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Lake District walk includes tragic lake

Posted 11 April 2011
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Lake District walk includes tragic lake
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Those putting on their hiking boots and joining in a guided walk in the Lake District later this month may note the fraternal tragedies of the area.

Taking place on April 21st, it starts at Glenridding at 10:30 BST with a bus ride up to the Kirkstone Inn, before descending back down into Patterdale.

On the way, it passes Brother's Water, so-called because a pair of siblings were tragically drowned there in the 19th century.

Lasting six hours and covering 8.8 miles, the hike is described as being one for which good footwear is essential.

Those walking around Brother's Water and the nearby fells will have needed to have put plenty of accessories in their rucksacks when there in the past few days, such as lots of water, plus sun cream.

Another fraternally tragic site accessible from Patterdale is the Brother's Parting Stone by Grisedale Tarn, where William Wordsworth last saw his brother before they descended in separate directions, the less famous of the pair being lost at sea in a storm shortly after.