Category: Walks

0

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. On the Saturday I walked up Schiehallion… … and on the Sunday I tackled Stob Dearg, one of the Munros...

2

Kinder Art Gallery

I made a long overdue return to the Kinder plateau yesterday as I walked the Edale Skyline. There are multiple versions of this walk and mine runs from Edale village, up to Ringing Roger around the edge to the head of Grindsbrook Clough, then out to Crowden Tower, down to...

3

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 quite tough itinerary for our first backpacking weekend. Day 1 runs from the little car park at Hawes End, just...

4

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 first I’ve done since May and the first Tex has done since leaving the Cubs 🙂 Choice, as usual, is...

0

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...

0

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...

0

Snowdon?…. Where?

Tex Gore and I battled our way onto the summit of Wales’ highest peak yesterday, through 35 mph winds (accurately measured with the new toy) and 10 yard visibility to the empty summit cairn and trig point. The walk was invigorating and great exercise and a fine example of Welsh...

0

Gragareth & Great Coum

As I expected, today’s weather was pretty foul and Metcheck had it almost right. The wind was much stonger than predicted and the rain didn’t start until about 2 hours after it was scheduled to. I was pleased with myself though, because I exercised my will power two or three...

2

Project Wainwright 2007

Well what a marvellous week of weather we’ve had up here in Cheshire, its been sunny all week, with no rain and very little wind to speak of. I was half expecting the good weather to break just in time for the weekend and dump a load of rain on...