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Walk Report: Great Borne & Starling Dodd

  Date: 11th Apr 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Overcast but dry, cold on top with little wind Trig Points: 1: TP3448 – Great Borne Fells: 2: Great Borne, Starling Dodd Other Info: Free parking at Bowness, but no toilets despite the OS map’s sign Summary: Bowness, Brown...

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Walk Report: St. Sunday Crag

Date: 24th Mar 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 2900 feet Weather: Clear and sunny, deep snow, very cold and windy on the tops Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 3: Arnison Crag, Birks, St. Sunday Crag Other Info: Free parking and toilets in Patterdale village, gets very busy! Summary: Patterdale, Arnison Crag, Birks,...

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Walk Report: Victoria Cave

Date: 6th Mar 2008 Stats: 7.5 miles, 1600 feet Weather: Overcast, windy in exposed places and very cold. No rain. Trig Points: 1: TP4344 – Langcliffe Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Parking in Settle, £3 all day. 10p for a stall in the car park toilets Summary: Settle, Blua Crags, Warrendale...

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Walk Report: Chrome Hill

Date: 4th Mar 2008 Stats: 12.5 miles, 2600 feet Weather: Clear blue skies, warm in the sunshine, bitterly cold on the tops Trig Points: 2: TP3614 – Hardings Booth, TP3813 – High Wheeldon Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Free parking in small town square in Longnor, toilets and pubs nearby Summary:...

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Walk Report: Black Hill from Crowden

Date: 23rd Feb 2008 Stats: 10.5 miles, 1800 feet Weather: No rain, low cloud, very windy on top, wet underfoot Trig Points: 3: TP7322 – Hey Edge, TP3980 – Holme Moss, TP3130 – Featherbed Moss County Tops: 2: West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester UA Other Info: Free car parking and toilets...

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Preparing for my Long Walk

I did it after I finished the Coast to Coast in 2006 and I’ve done it again in 2007. I’ve managed to gain the best part of a stone in weight in the last two or three months of the year. I think I now why this is, but I...

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Walk Report: Kentmere Pike

Date: 16th Feb 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Very cold, sunny, clear, with winds on top Trig Points: 1:  TP4166 – Kentmere Pike Wainwrights: 3: Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell Other Info: Parking at Sadgill very restricted, arrive early Summary: Sadgill, Wray Crag, Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike,...

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Walk Report: Margery Hill

Date: 9th Feb 2008 Stats: 12.0 miles, 2600 feet Weather: Fine clear day, light wind, cold on tops, no rain Trig Points: 2: TP4652 – Margery, TP5253 – Outer Edge County Tops: 1: Howden Edge (South Yorkshire) Other Info: Parking at Fairholmes, £3 for the day, with toilets Summary: Fairholmes,...

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Walk Report: Tegg’s Nose

Date: 26th Jan 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 1900 feet Weather: Overcast all day, mostly mild, cold wind on top, but no rain Trig Points: 1: TP5970 – Shutlingsloe Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Ample free parking along the shoreline road at Ridgegate Reservoir Summary: Ridgegate Res, Ward’s Knob, Tegg’s Nose, Forest...

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Walk Report: Calf Top

Date: 5th Jan 2008 Stats: 12.5 miles, 2200 feet Weather: Grey and overcast most of the day, cold and windy on top Trig Points: 1: TP1875 – Calf Top Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Roadside parking just down from the pub Summary: A short walk with no commentary I’m afraid Key...

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Walk Report: Fairfield Horseshoe

Date: 20th Dec 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 3700 feet Weather: Glorious winter sunshine, a bit chilly on tops, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 0 Fells: 7: Low Pike, High Pike, Dove crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar Other Info: Parking beside church in Rydal, £1...

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Walk Report: Coniston Old Man

Date: 15th Dec 2007 Stats: 8.5 miles, 2900 feet Weather: Bitterly cold, wind and cloud on tops, sun shining towards the end Trig Points: 1: TP2382 – Coniston Old Man Fells: 3: Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell Other Info: Ample free parking at Walna Scar Road, no toilets...