We descended down a steep gravelly path which was significantly more dangerous than the ascent. After all whoever heard of someone hurting themselves by falling up a hill? After a couple more miles we happened across the Badger Bar in the Glen Rothay Hotel who helpfully provided some emergency rations of pints of Cider and beef and horseradish sandwiches and not a moment too soon. It had been almost five hours since I had consumed my thousand calorie breakfast and I was in danger of wasting away to literally nothing.
The remaining section of the walk took us round Rydal Water in brilliant sunshine and was an absolute joy, with beautiful nature at every turn. We passed a swan trying to drown itself and a sheep that appeared to have collapsed under the weight of its own wool.
We arrived back at the hotel just in time for a strategic snooze before repeating our gourmet experience of the Friday night. We excelled ourselves by staying up until 10pm before hitting the hay once more.