Month: October 2008

All October 2008 Posts


Post Walk.. (what’s the opposite of Blues?)

There’s something incredibly satisfying sitting down to write a walk report, with the wind and rain rattling against the window, feet throbbing gently under the desk and calf muscles slowly


Waterproof? Really?

I’ve spent two out of the last three weekends walking in torrential rain and driving wind that seems to have tested the limits of my supposedly waterproof outer layers; both


Walk Report: Great Shunner Fell

Date: 18th Oct 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 1700 feet Weather: Rained almost all the way round, high winds, low cloud Trig Points: 1: TP3468 – Great Shunner Fell Wainwrights: 1:


Lost on Buachaille Etive Mor

I mentioned in a previous post how much it hurts to lose a piece of equipment you’ve had for a long time and which has repaid its initial outlay many


Scotland Walking Weekend

With some reasonable weather predicted for central Scotland at the weekend, I took a quick trip up in the car to bag a couple of hills on my “to-do” list.


Walk Report: Buachaille Etive Mor

Date: 12th Oct 2008 Stats: 7.5 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Cool to begin, windy and very cold on tops, warming towards the end Munros: 1: Stob Dearg Other Info: Roadside

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2009

It’s been decided, it’s in the diary and some of it has even been booked! Next year’s long distance walk will be Wainwright’s Coast to Coast again. For the first


Winter arrives in Cheshire

I had to scrape ice off the windscreen of the car this morning. The first indication, for me at least, that winter is almost upon us. Inside the car, the

Long Distance Paths

LEJoG Planning continues

The first ink lines have appeared on my LEJoG map, after so many weeks of pencil lines and draft marks I have at last plotted the first route; from my


Walk Report: The Calf

Date: 4th Oct 2008 Stats: 8.5 miles, 2400 feet Weather: Rained all the way round, high winds, hill fog and bitterly cold on tops Trig Points: 2: TP6962 – Winder