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Walk Report: Ill Bell Ridge

Date: 8th Jul 2007 Stats: 12.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Fine, clear, warm day with little wind, no rain Trig Points: 0 Fells: 4: Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag Other Info: Limited parking in layby in Troutbeck, or next to the church Summary: Troutbeck, Garburn Road, Garburn Nook, Yoke,...

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Walk Report: Dove Dale

Date: 9th Jun 2007 Stats: 14.0 miles, 2500 feet Weather: Warm and clear, getting very warm and sunny towards the end Trig Points: 3: Fells: 0 Other Info: Parking on the road in Ilam if early enough. Otherwise, cheap parking with toilets opposite Izaak Walton Hotel (GR: SK147509) Summary: Ilam,...

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Walk Report: Harry Hut and Lantern Pike

Date: 19th May 2007 Stats: 10.5 miles, 1900 feet Weather: Overcast but dry, no wind Trig Points: 3: TP3646 – Harry Hut, TP0192 – Hollingworth Head, TP4361 – Lantern Pike Fells: 0 Other Info: Free parking with toilets at the “trespass” car park outside Hayfield (GR: SK048869) Summary: Hayfield, Kinder...

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Walk Report: White Edge and Froggatt Edge

Date: 12th May 2007 Stats: 15.0 miles, 1500 feet Weather: Cloudy but no rain, warming gently through the day Trig Points: 4: TP3195 – Flask Edge, TP0195 – Barbrook, TP6878 – White Edge, TP1376 – Birchen Edge Fells: 0 Other Info: Lots of free parking (no toilets) at Hay Wood...

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A feel-good story

I’m quick enough to complain about stuff when I’m not happy with it, so I thought I should redress the balance by praising a company for something good that happened last week. I bought a pair of Scarpa boots in January 2006, after my previous pair of Asolo boots got...

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Walk Report: Ill Bell Ridge

  Date: 5th May 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Low cloud, although reasonably warm with little wind, no rain Trig Points: 0 Fells: 5: Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick Other Info: Limited parking on roadside in Troutbeck, or by the church Summary: Troutbeck, Backstone Barrow, Sour...

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Walk Report: High Street & High Raise

  Date: 28th Apr 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Fine, clear day, windy and cold on tops, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP0693 – High Street Fells: 7: Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell, High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill Head, High Raise (Mardale), Kidsty Pike Other Info: Ample free...

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Walk Report: Langdale Pikes

  Date: 21st Apr 2007 Stats: 8.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Low cloud to start, clearing as the day progressed, mild, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP3803 – High Raise Fells: 7: Sergeant Man, High Raise (Langdale), Thunacar Knott, Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag Other Info:...

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Project Wainwright 2007

Well what a marvellous week of weather we’ve had up here in Cheshire, its been sunny all week, with no rain and very little wind to speak of. I was half expecting the good weather to break just in time for the weekend and dump a load of rain on...

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Walk Report: Easedale Horseshoe

  Date: 14th Apr 2007 Stats: 9.0 miles, 2700 feet Weather: Warm and dry, becoming very warm, hazy atmosphere Trig Points: 0 Fells: 4: Tarn Crag (Easdale), Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag Other Info: Parking in Grasmere £6 Summary: Grasmere, New Bridge, Ecton Crag, Tarn Crag, Brownrigg Moss, Calf...