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New Lakes walking blog

Just a quick post to bring folks attention to a brand new walking blog, mainly covering the Lakes, from someone who has recently got into walking and has developed a love of the high places in Cumbria – like so many of us I guess. You can read about his...

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Official: I’m Old!

I’ve been told I’m old – officially, by a doctor no less. Of course she didn’t use the work “old”, she used something much more laden with dread and clouded with preconceptions. She told me I have arthritis! The good news (apparently) is that it’s osteo and not rheumatoid. I’ve...

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Review: OMM Trio

It’s been almost exactly a year since I bought my “big” camera, my first ever non-compact model, a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 bridge camera – the sort that’s almost an SLR, but without all the hassle 🙂 When I bought it I knew it was going to be awkward to walk with...

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One of our sheepdogs is missing!

We approached the gate tentatively, the large, snarling, barking yellow dog ensured that we weren’t going to go through it, and called through the open kitchen door to a woman washing the dishes. The barking of the yellow hound kicked off a ruckus of noise from a kennel block behind...

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Autumn Weekend Wander – 2009

What seems to becoming an annual ritual is about to kick off in a few minutes – just enough time to pen this “Out of Office” for anyone interested. Tex Gore and I are off to Wales for a 3 day wander around the Arenigs – as soon as he...

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What Winter should look like!

I know it’s a bit early to be talking about winter – the council hasn’t even got the Christmas lights up in town yet! But let’s face it, unless Mother Nature has some sort of miracle up her sleeve, this summer is going to have been a wash-out. An Indian...

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Walk Report: Rogan’s Seat

Date: 5th Sep 2009 Stats: 13.0 miles, 2200 feet Weather: Sunny to begin, windy and cloudy tops, rain starting later Trig Points: 1: TP6768 – Water Crag Yorks Top 30: 1: Rogan’s Seat Other Info: Roadside parking outside Gunnerside, toilets in the village Summary: Gunnerside, Gunnerside Gill, Blakethwaite Dams, Rogan’s...

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Backpackers Deodorant

I have always ummed and ahhed about taking deodorant with me when I backpack – it seems like such a luxury and I’d rather use the weight for something more luxurious to be quite honest – like a nice Scotch in a little hip flask for example. And let’s face...

Walk Report: Wild Boar Fell

Date: 30th Aug 2009 Location: Dales Distance: 12.0 miles Weather: Sunny to begin, cloudy tops, spitting rain, windy, very, very wet underfoot Ascent: 2500 feet Trig Points: 1: TP6943 – Wild Boar Fell Time: 5 hrs 40 mins Yorks Top 30: 2: Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell With: Alone Other...

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Walk Report: Walna Scar

  Date: 28th Aug 2009 Location: Lakes Distance: 13.0 miles Weather: Overcast and cloudy, some sunny spells, brightening at the end, no rain Ascent: 2600 feet Trig Points: 0 Time: 5 hrs 50 mins Wainwrights: 0 With: Tex Gore Other Info: Parking at Tex’s place Summary: Hoathwaite Farm, Torver, Hummer...