Not sure if this is the right forum but I wanted an answer if Poss. I like to hike in the Lake District and have done for 30 years with my wife. Two years ago we went to our usual walk from Ullswater every thing was glorious so we decided to do it again in two days time. It's a long hike [6 miles up hill] well long for Pensioners! Off we went but half way up a car passed full of the Jewish Orthodox in long back coats and curly ringlets,Ok! nice to see others although the rocky farm road was a bit unsuitable for cars. Then another few passed,then as we stopped to eat our packed lunch,50 or 60 cars passed all dressed the same,then 70 or 80 walked passed us with kids and wives on wards and upwards up the mountain! It began to look a bit like Golders Green! We said hello but no-one replied,not one so we gave up. In the end we worked out at least 4 or 5 hundred had past us all dressed in black most with ringlets[men] We turned off the route to climb another way but we could see them all at a little hall way up on the mountain by a stream. Someone told me later these Orthodox have to pray near water and in the open once a year but I don't know. It just seemed incongruous to see such a sight way up on the fells. I can live with it but my wife is always asking what was it all about. Someone may know,they were gone next time I went two days later. Some of the cars were the best going all loaded with lots of Orthodox risking agreat deal of suspension damage on tractor routes.Must be important.