Category: Walks

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Walk Report: Hartsop Above How

Date: 1st Dec 2008 Stats: 4.5 miles, 1600 feet Weather: Very cold, overcast with sunny spells, windy on top, severe wind chill Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 1: Hartsop Above How Other Info: Free parking at Cow Bridge, no toilets Summary: Cow Bridge, roadside path, Deepdale park, follow wall to Hartsop...

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City Walking

Not the most appealing of titles for a walking site, but often we are forced to traverse cities, either to get to the start of a walk, or in this particular case, to get through one. I am still planning my LEJOG walk and not in a very structured way...

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Walk Report: Illgill Head

Date: 22nd Nov 2008 Stats: 11.5 miles, 2400 feet Weather: Very cold with some wind, no rain and mostly clear skies Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 2: Whin Rigg, Illgill Head Other Info: Free parking for about 6-8 cars at Irton Pike, no toilets Summary: Irton Pike, Irton Fell, Whin Rigg,...

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Walk Report: World’s End

Rambling Pete was free this weekend, so we decided to strike out, despite the dire weather predictions and see if we could find somewhere that wouldn’t result in us having to be rescued either by helicopter or boat. The North West was likely to be a complete wash-out with heavy...

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Walk Report: Dovestone Reservoir

Date: 15th Nov 2008 Stats: 5.5 miles, 1100 feet Weather: Cold, windy, intermittent rain, very wet underfoot Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 0 Other Info: Ample parking at Dovestone Resr (£1.30 all day), with toilets Summary: Dovestone Reservoir, Yeoman Hey Resr, Birchen Clough, Yeoman Hey Resr, Dovestone Reservoir Another grim and...

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Walk Report: Fountains Fell

Date: 8th Nov 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 1800 feet Weather: Rained most of the day, cold and windy on the top, clearing towards end Trig Points: 1: TP2465 – Cow Close Fell Yorks Top 30: 2: Fountains Fell, Darnbrook Fell Other Info: Roadside parking at Rainscar with honesty box (£1...

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Walk Report: Red Screes

Date: 1st Nov 2008 Stats: 7.0 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Cool in the valley, biting wind and bitter cold on tops, no rain, low cloud Trig Points: 1: TP5619 – Red Screes Wainwrights: 2: Middle Dodd, Red Screes Other Info: Free car park at Cow Bridge, no toilets Summary: Cow...

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Post Walk.. (what’s the opposite of Blues?)

There’s something incredibly satisfying sitting down to write a walk report, with the wind and rain rattling against the window, feet throbbing gently under the desk and calf muscles slowly loosening themselves back to their usual butter-like consistency. It’s even more satisfying to know that you beat the weather as...

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Walk Report: World’s End

Date: 25th Oct 2008 Stats: 13.5 miles, 3100 feet Weather: Cool with some cloud, but no rain, windy in exposed areas Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 0 Other Info: £2 all day parking in Llangollen village Summary: Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran, Offa’s Dyke to World’s End, Fron-lwyd, Cae’r-hafod, forestry tracks through...

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Walk Report: Great Shunner Fell

Date: 18th Oct 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 1700 feet Weather: Rained almost all the way round, high winds, low cloud Trig Points: 1: TP3468 – Great Shunner Fell Wainwrights: 1: Great Shunner Fell Other Info: One or two spaces for cars along the road through Hardraw Summary: Hardraw, Pennine Way...