Category: Walks

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Southern Upland Way Planning #1

Now that the actual path has been selected, I can start making some initial plans for the walk. Typically these early strokes on the blank canvas are related to getting to and from the walk, the number of days needed, the placement of accommodation along the route and the distances...

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Slave to "The List"

Increasingly that’s how I’ve come to think of myself, a slave to the list. “The List” in question being the 214 Lakeland fells described and documented by Alfred Wainwright – known colloquially as the Wainwrights. Beloved of many fell walkers, myself included; the Wainwrights are a collection of the best...

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Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks

Back to the Lakes for me and joined by one old friend and one new one. I’d agreed to meet Rambling Pete and his friend Steph (recently back from living in Canada and eager to get back in the UK hills) at Honister to have a wander. Route Description: Honister,...

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Dovestone Reservoir

A rest from Wainwright bagging today, as take a wander around one of my favourite edge walks. Route Description: Dovestone Res car park, Yeoman Hey res, Greenfield Res, Birchen Clough, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Res, Chew Road, Chew Piece Plantation, Dovestone Res car park Notes: I nearly didn’t walk...

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High Hartsop Dodd

Route Description: Bridgend, Brothers Water, Hartsop Hall, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Deepdale Hause, Deepdale, Bridgend. Notes: Beautiful day, only slightly spoiled by the high winds. Biting cold on tops with -19C wind chill recorded. I can feel my fitness waning as I walk...

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Walking in the Howgill Fells

If you enjoy quiet walks in the hills, away from the sort of crowds you get in the Lake District, but still want to achieve high and remote walks, then you should consider the Howgill Fells. These are the rolling green giants you see to your right as you speed...

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Black Fell & Holme Fell

Two more Wainwrights have been dutifully ticked off this weekend. Two of the lower fells, as I didn’t think my legs or lungs were truly recovered from the Man Flu of the past few weeks. As it was I got a splendid walk in, with some fantastic views and the...

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Armboth Fell & Man Flu

Route Description: Armboth, Thirlmere permissive path, Sippling Crag (The Benn), Castle Crag, Raven Crag, Forest track, Middlesteads Gill, Armboth Fell, Fisher Gill, Armboth There is a car park at Armboth (along with one at the Thirlmere dam) and it has toilets, but it also has a pay and display machine,...

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Cotswold Way – Complete!

Alex and I walked the final two days of the Cotswold Way at the weekend, finishing at the doors of Bath Abbey only 15 months after setting out from Chipping Campden. Route Description: Old Sodbury, Dodington Park, Tormarton, M4 J18, Tolldown Res, Dyrham, Cold Ashton, Ford Hall Lane, Lansdown Battlefield,...

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Lord’s Seat & Whinlatter

Route Description: Scawgill Bridge, Spout Force, Darling How Plantation, Graystones, Kirk Fell, Widow Hause, Broom Fell, Lord’s Seat, Barf, Ullister Hill, Seat How, Tarbarrel Moss, Whinlatter Top, Whinlatter, Scawgill Bridge A rather odd walk, quite contrived to bag all the summits in the area, but as a result I was...