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Gear

Lakeland Fells Map

Buy Me:  £3 This topology map of the Lake District fells came around after a chance conversation with my walking friend Matthew King. He was creating a bespoke map of the

Footpath
Long Distance Paths

"It’s Make Your Mind Up Time"

I’m old enough to remember that catchphrase, but I guess many people reading this will not be and many who do will not remember it’s origin. So answers on a

Gear

Win Some, Lose Some

I’m a huge believer in coincidence – not during a murder investigation or while uncovering a spy-ring of course – but generally during normal life, coincidence plays an important part

Walks

Slave to "The List"

Increasingly that’s how I’ve come to think of myself, a slave to the list. “The List” in question being the 214 Lakeland fells described and documented by Alfred Wainwright –

General

Lake District Fells Map

Buy Me: £3 Print-ready JPG file This topology map of the Lake District fells came around after a chance conversation with my walking friend Matthew King. He was creating a

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2011: Day Thirteen

Friday 24th June – Ennerdale Bridge to St. Bees Today I shall mostly be trying not to embarrass myself by dancing to “Walk On Water” by Otis Taylor. The job’s

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2011: Day Twelve

Thursday 23rd June – Stonethwaite to Ennerdale Bridge Today I shall mostly be pretending to surf to “Walk, Don’t Run” by The Ventures. Day Twelve I had another cracking nights

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2011: Day Eleven

Wednesday 22nd June – Grasmere to Stonethwaite Today I shall mostly be singing loudy and playing the air-guitar to “Walk On By” by The Stranglers. Day Eleven I had a

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2011: Day Ten

Tuesday 21st June – Patterdale to Grasmere Today I shall mostly be pogo-ing aggressively to “Walking Distance” by Buzzcocks. I had one of those moments this morning where you see

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2011: Day Nine

Monday 20th June – Shap to Patterdale Today I shall mostly be bouncing lightly along to “Walking On The Moon” by The Police. The best day of the walk so

Walks

Lakeland Path Closures

For anyone walking in the Lakes in the next few weeks, you may want to check out which paths have had to be closed (or possibly washed away) in the

General

New Lakes walking blog

Just a quick post to bring folks attention to a brand new walking blog, mainly covering the Lakes, from someone who has recently got into walking and has developed a

General

Project Wainwright 2007 – Update

Early last year I began ‘Project Wainwright’, which was my way of officially beginning the collection of all 214 Lakeland fells classified by Alfred Wainwright. This is a bagging list

Walks

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

Walks

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

General

Death on Jack’s Rake

I noticed the BBC announced the death of a walker on Jack’s Rake last week. Having done the scramble only recently it makes me wonder just what he was doing

Walks

Loughrigg and Silver How

Walk 151 10.5 mls, 16.90 km 3000 ft, 914.4 m White Moss car park 07:58 to 12:50 Lake District Parking £5 all day at White Moss, with toilets over the

Walks

Kentmere Round

Walk 133 13.0 mls, 20.92 km 3900 ft, 1188.7 m Kentmere 07:28 to 13:55 Lake District Car parking for 10 cars max in Kentmere village, no toilets Kentmere, Garburn Pass,