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Walk Report: Helvellyn via Grisedale

Date: 20th Sep 2008 Stats: 11.5 miles, 3400 feet Weather: Warm and sunny in the valley, cloudy and cold on tops. Trig Points: 1: TP3724 – Helvellyn Wainwrights: 4: Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Catstye Cam Other Info: £6 all day car parking in Glenridding with toilets Summary: Glenridding, Lanty’s...

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Weekend walk report

After a week of writer’s block I’ve finally managed to finish my walk report from last weekends backpacking trip with Tex Gore. We had an excellent weekend with hot muggy weather on the Saturday and cloud and mist and finally rain on the Sunday. We camped by Derwent Water on...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 2

  Date: 31st Aug 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 1300 feet Weather: Misty morning, sun coming out later, followed by rain showers Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Wild camp at Gillercombe Head, Fleetwith, Tramway to Honister, Yewcrag Quarries, Dalehead Tarn, Newlands...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 1

  Date: 30th Aug 2008 Stats: 13.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Cloudy but warm and muggy, some sunshine later, windy night Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Hawes End, Allerdale Ramble through Borrowdale to Seathwaite, Styhead Gill to Styhead, Great Gable...

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Esk Pike & Bow Fell

Tex Gore and I had a grand day out yesterday in the Southern Fells; walking from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, through Mickleden, up to Angle Tarn, Esk Hause then Esk Pike, Bow Fell and return via The Band. The weather was excellent, although the need for both hat and...

Cofa Pike (centre left) with St. Sunday Crag (centre right) 0

Walk Report: Esk Pike & Bow Fell

Date: 23rd Aug 2008 Stats: 10 miles, 3400 feet Weather: Mostly clear and warm, scattered cloud and cold on tops Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 3: Rossett Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell Other Info: Ample parking (£5.50 all day) at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel with toilets Summary: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel,...

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Staggering up Scafell Pike

Probably the toughest walk of the year for me yesterday (Sunday), what with the heat and the choice of route. I’d elected to walk-in through Eskdale and then ascend via Little Narrowcove bringing me around the back of the Pike and offering the chance to do Scafell as well, without...

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Walk Report: Scafell Pike

Date: 27th Jul 2008 Stats: 11.5 miles, 3400 feet Weather: Low lying mist to begin, then bright, hot and sunny, clouding over later Trig Points: 1: TP5828 – Sca Fell Wainwrights: 1: Scafell Pike Other Info: Free parking for 6 cars opposite Wha House, no toilets Summary: Wha House, Scale...

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Burnt on Great Gable

The hottest day of the year so far saw Tex, his friend Mark and I on Great Gable today. We walked up from the Slate Mine at Honister, over the little visited Grey Knotts and Brandreth. It was so hot I ended up getting burnt on the arms and face, mainly because...

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Walk Report: Great Gable

Date: 25th Jul 2008 Stats: 6.0 miles, 2400 feet Weather: Sunny and hot all day, windy is places Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 4: Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable Other Info: Parking, cafe and lovely toilets at Honister Slate Mine, £5 all day Summary: Honister, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green...