Category Archives: Lake District

Walks and photos from the Lake District

Favourite Five Walks of 2013

Well it’s New Years Eve when many are looking back at the years highlights, so after inspiration from @Barry_the_Cat on Twitter, here’s a quick summary of my favourite 5 walks of 2013. The top 3 are true classics which could … Continue reading

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Two Berks on Birks and Arnison Crag, two wet and windy Wainwrights

Lakes on Sunday again, and this time a rare short walk of 4.5 miles due to the inclement weather. I’m not entirely sure what inclement means so the term ‘shite’ would also be applicable here! We used the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Late Sun in the North East Lakes – Beda Fell, Rest Dodd and The Nab, plus Hallin Fell by Headtorch

Another Lakes on Sunday trip, and only just! A depressingly densely cloudy forecast meant I was about to head up to the Cheviots. Then Sunday morning brought a surprising improvement with the north east Lakes looking ok possibly clearing later. … Continue reading

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A Grey Day Walking the Whinlatter Wainwrights

It’s Lakes on Sunday time, this week starring the Whinlatter Wainwrights, not stars in their own right but could they collectively make a grand day out?  There are 5 Wainwrights on the north side of the Whinlatter Pass & they … Continue reading

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I Miss The Hills

I miss the hills. Didn’t realise how much I miss the hills till I couldn’t visit them anymore due to an enforced break. There I was standing on the edge of a cliff on the far northern tip of the … Continue reading

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Wainwrights on Wednesday – Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High St, Rampsgill Head and The Knott

Clear weather and the chance of a rare midweek Lake District trip;- it doesn’t get much better than this. A 12 mile circuit over 7 Wainwrights with 3,800 ft of ascent starting from the car park at Hartsop village. After … Continue reading

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Hazy Wainwrights – Clough Head, the Dodds, Raise, White Side, Sheffield Pike and Hart Side from High Row

This 16 mile circuit covered 8 Wainwrights and 4,500 ft of ascent starting from the High Row car park.  The aim was to pick off  some new Wainwrights either end in one circular walk, it took over 8hrs and gives … Continue reading

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Warm Western Wainwrights – Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts

Long ago when I was a lad, we just used to choose a few classic Lakeland peaks and walk up em. Nowadays these bloomin Wainwrights have been invented, so now we have to go back & pick off all the … Continue reading

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Bad Back in the Lakes! – Base Brown to Great Gable from Seathwaite and back via Taylorgill Force

Many of us of a certain age have a ‘bad back story’, mine was being blown over many years ago on Glencoe’s iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. Last week I managed to aggravate this by over exerting myself with long handled … Continue reading

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Blencathra Wainwrights – a late afternoon circuit from Scales via Souther Fell, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Mungrisdale Common

Another chance of a Sunday Lakes trip and another poor Sunday forecast hinting at a possible late improvement. My mate Alan was working so I took the weather gamble & headed off Lakesbound alone planning to start around 1pm. Plan … Continue reading

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