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Walk Report: Kentmere Round

Date: 5th May 2008 Stats: 13.0 miles, 3900 feet Weather: Glorious sunny day, some wind on tops, hazy beyond a mile or so Trig Points: 2: TP0963 – High Street, TP4166 – Kentmere Pike Wainwrights: 9: Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere...

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Walk Report: High Street via Rough Crag

Date: 3rd May 2008 Stats: 12.0 miles, 3100 feet Weather: Cloudy to start, windy on tops, warm and sunny towards the end, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP0693 – High Street Wainwrights: 4: High Street, Rampsgill Head, Kidsty Pike, High Raise Other Info: Ample free parking at Mardale Head, no...

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Walk Report: Langdales via Jack’s Rake

Date: 19th Apr 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 3200 feet Weather: Fine and clear, clouding over later, cold out of the sun, very windy at times Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 4: Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle, Rosset Pike Other Info: Car parking £6 for the day at New Hotel...

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Walk Report: Red Pike (Ennerdale)

  Date: 12th Apr 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Bitterly cold on top, strong winds, low cloud, hail and rain showers Trig Points: 0 Fells: 1: Red Pike Other Info: Free parking at Bowness, but no toilets despite the OS map’s sign Summary: Bowness, Ennerdale lakeside path, Gillerthwaite,...

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Walk Report: Great Borne & Starling Dodd

  Date: 11th Apr 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Overcast but dry, cold on top with little wind Trig Points: 1: TP3448 – Great Borne Fells: 2: Great Borne, Starling Dodd Other Info: Free parking at Bowness, but no toilets despite the OS map’s sign Summary: Bowness, Brown...

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Walk Report: St. Sunday Crag

Date: 24th Mar 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 2900 feet Weather: Clear and sunny, deep snow, very cold and windy on the tops Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 3: Arnison Crag, Birks, St. Sunday Crag Other Info: Free parking and toilets in Patterdale village, gets very busy! Summary: Patterdale, Arnison Crag, Birks,...

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Walk Report: Victoria Cave

Date: 6th Mar 2008 Stats: 7.5 miles, 1600 feet Weather: Overcast, windy in exposed places and very cold. No rain. Trig Points: 1: TP4344 – Langcliffe Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Parking in Settle, £3 all day. 10p for a stall in the car park toilets Summary: Settle, Blua Crags, Warrendale...

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Walk Report: Chrome Hill

Date: 4th Mar 2008 Stats: 12.5 miles, 2600 feet Weather: Clear blue skies, warm in the sunshine, bitterly cold on the tops Trig Points: 2: TP3614 – Hardings Booth, TP3813 – High Wheeldon Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Free parking in small town square in Longnor, toilets and pubs nearby Summary:...

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Walk Report: Black Hill from Crowden

Date: 23rd Feb 2008 Stats: 10.5 miles, 1800 feet Weather: No rain, low cloud, very windy on top, wet underfoot Trig Points: 3: TP7322 – Hey Edge, TP3980 – Holme Moss, TP3130 – Featherbed Moss County Tops: 2: West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester UA Other Info: Free car parking and toilets...

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Preparing for my Long Walk

I did it after I finished the Coast to Coast in 2006 and I’ve done it again in 2007. I’ve managed to gain the best part of a stone in weight in the last two or three months of the year. I think I now why this is, but I...