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Lakeland Fells Map

A while ago I spent some time creating a wall map of the Lakeland Fells. I wanted something I could hang on the wall, something that would help me track my progress through all the Lake District hill lists and above all, something that looked good. In short, something that...

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"It’s Make Your Mind Up Time"

I’m old enough to remember that catchphrase, but I guess many people reading this will not be and many who do will not remember it’s origin. So answers on a postcard, in your own handwriting, or append a comment if you can tell me who made it famous and what...

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Win Some, Lose Some

I’m a huge believer in coincidence – not during a murder investigation or while uncovering a spy-ring of course – but generally during normal life, coincidence plays an important part in what happens to us. I was shown a prime example of it a few months ago while I was...

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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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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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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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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...

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Lake District Fells Map

I had the pleasure of spending some time recently with Matthew Hillplodder, during which he spoke of his idea to create a topology map for the Lakeland Fells. He has started the project, which currently covers the Far Eastern Fells, and provides him with an “at a glance” idea of...