Month: August 2008

All August 2008 Posts


Weekend Wander – Part 2

I’ve spent a couple of hours with Tex this evening, bashing out routes and counter routes, options and alternatives until we finally agreed on what looks like an excellent, albeit


Weekend Wander

Tex and I both have permission from our spouses to go wandering all weekend, so we’re off to the Lakes (probably) for an overnight backpacking trip. It will be the

Inov-8 Roclite 315

I did my first walk yesterday in my new Inov-8 shoes; the Roclite 315. Tex and I took a walk through Langdale, along the Cumbria Way, up Rossett Gill to

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

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


Base desires!

I think I’ve turned the corner on the Mumps today! Feeling much more like my usual self this afternoon, so much so that Tex and I are off to Langdale


The Ultimate Long Distance Challenge

While I’ve been laid up ill with Mumps, I’ve caught up with some of the programmes I’ve captured with Sky+. Last night I watched the final episode of “The man


My parotid salivary infection

I felt a bit under the weather on Monday and my ear was a bit sore, but I’m not generally one for being ill, so I went to the gym

Long Distance Paths

LEJOG Planning

With no walking this weekend, I’ve been sitting at my PC planning walks. Hadrian’s Wall is pretty much all done now and that’s “in the can” as they say in


Hadrians Wall Planning

Just got back from three days in Paris, taking in the sights and generally doing the family holiday thing – as far as that goes nowadays – the kids have


Going light…again

It’s always dangerous when I don’t go out walking at the weekend, because I normally take the opportunity to walk around the local gear shops and that inevitably leads to

Long Distance Paths

Second getaway!

I’ve persuaded the good lady wife that I deserve another week away from home, walking the footpaths of this splendid isle. I’m not sure she was completely convinced with my


Lazy week

Well I’ve been a right lazy sod this week! I’ve been away from home all week on a training course and that’s enough to sap anyone’s motivation to do things