Tagged: lakes

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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 cracking nights sleep in the Chestnut Villa – had a double bed for only the second night of the trip....

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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 how other people behave and wonder if you’re actually looking in a mirror – could that be how other people...

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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 far, by a long way – but I was absolutely shattered (again) at the end of it. I’m still not...

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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 recent torrential storms. The LDNP web site has a map showing the path closures here: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/index/visiting/planningyourvisit/paths.htm You can zoom in,...

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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 love of the high places in Cumbria – like so many of us I guess. You can read about his...

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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 that many thousands of people are probably working through and many more thousands have already finished. In fact I’ve met...

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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...

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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...

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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 at the time he fell and where he fell from. I can imagine it’s a tricky route if it’s wet...

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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...