Tagged: lakes

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Thirteen

Friday 24th June – Ennerdale Bridge to St. Bees Today I shall mostly be trying not to embarrass myself by dancing to “Walk On Water” by Otis Taylor. The job’s done, holiday complete, I’ve tramped from one coast of England to the other; about 200 miles and 40,000 feet of...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Twelve

Thursday 23rd June – Stonethwaite to Ennerdale Bridge Today I shall mostly be pretending to surf to “Walk, Don’t Run” by The Ventures. Day Twelve I had another cracking nights sleep, the double bed helped I’m sure, but the people sharing the bathroom with me did not. They were in...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Eleven

Wednesday 22nd June – Grasmere to Stonethwaite Today I shall mostly be singing loudy and playing the air-guitar to “Walk On By” by The Stranglers. Day Eleven I had a cracking nights sleep in the Chestnut Villa – had a double bed for only the second night of the trip....

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Ten

Tuesday 21st June – Patterdale to Grasmere Today I shall mostly be pogo-ing aggressively to “Walking Distance” by Buzzcocks. I had one of those moments this morning where you see how other people behave and wonder if you’re actually looking in a mirror – could that be how other people...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Nine

Monday 20th June – Shap to Patterdale Today I shall mostly be bouncing lightly along to “Walking On The Moon” by The Police. The best day of the walk so far, by a long way – but I was absolutely shattered (again) at the end of it. I’m still not...

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Lakeland Path Closures

For anyone walking in the Lakes in the next few weeks, you may want to check out which paths have had to be closed (or possibly washed away) in the recent torrential storms. The LDNP web site has a map showing the path closures here: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/index/visiting/planningyourvisit/paths.htm You can zoom in,...

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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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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...

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Walk Report: High Pike

Date: 13th Jun 2009 Stats: 9 miles, 2000 feet Weather: Clear and sunny to start, turning to rain and windy later Trig Points: 1: TP3801 – High Pike Wainwrights: 2: Carrock Fell, High Pike Other Info: Roadside parking at the end of the road through Mosedale, no toilets Summary: Mosedale,...

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Walk Report: Coniston Old Man

Date: 18th Apr 2009 Stats: 10.0 miles, 3800 feet Weather: Lovely and sunny all day, warm with no wind and no rain Trig Points: 1: TP2382 – Coniston Old Man Wainwrights: 6: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man Other Info: Free parking on Walna...