Tag: lakes

All lakes Posts

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 –

Walks

Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks

Back to the Lakes for me and joined by one old friend and one new one. I’d agreed to meet Rambling Pete and his friend Steph (recently back from living

Walks

High Hartsop Dodd

Route Description: Bridgend, Brothers Water, Hartsop Hall, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Deepdale Hause, Deepdale, Bridgend. Notes: Beautiful day, only slightly spoiled by the

Walks

Black Fell & Holme Fell

Two more Wainwrights have been dutifully ticked off this weekend. Two of the lower fells, as I didn’t think my legs or lungs were truly recovered from the Man Flu

Walks

Armboth Fell & Man Flu

Route Description: Armboth, Thirlmere permissive path, Sippling Crag (The Benn), Castle Crag, Raven Crag, Forest track, Middlesteads Gill, Armboth Fell, Fisher Gill, Armboth There is a car park at Armboth

Walks

Lord’s Seat & Whinlatter

Route Description: Scawgill Bridge, Spout Force, Darling How Plantation, Graystones, Kirk Fell, Widow Hause, Broom Fell, Lord’s Seat, Barf, Ullister Hill, Seat How, Tarbarrel Moss, Whinlatter Top, Whinlatter, Scawgill Bridge

General

Lake District 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

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