Silver How from Grasmere 17.8.16

Silver How rises above the village of Grasmere – from the Chemist shop look towards the village and there’s Silver How our goal for today.  After being sunburnt yesterday on our walk to Blencathra I kept myself well covered today! … Continued

Castle Crag & Caves – from Rosthwaite – 14.8.16

Castle Crag is the smallest of Wainwright’s 214 fells – but it didn’t feel that easy when we walked it, and I agree with Wainwright that it deserves more than just a paragraph at the end of the chapter on … Continued

Blencathra – via Halls Fell & Sharp Edge, descending via Doddick Fell 16.8.16

A perfect day to climb Blencathra via Halls Fell before descending to Scales Tarn and ascending once more to the summit via the tricky Sharp Edge Route then finally descending via Foule Crag and Roddick Fell back to Gategill Farm. … Continued

Fairfield Horseshoe from Rydal Mount 13.8.16

A great walk though the first half was hampered by poor visibility . . . it just means we’ll have to do it again when the views are clearer.  Quite an achievement with eight Wainwright fells having been climbed – … Continued

Pike o’ Blisco on a rather overcast day

  Unusually today there’s only Pal and I as Mila is alway on a school trip to the Bay of Naples in Italy! It feels strange being in the Lake District without her. WAINWRIGHT BOOK: The Southern Fells Book 4 DIFFICULTY:  … Continued

Loughrigg and Lily Tarn from Tarn Foot Junction 9.4.16

We drove up to the Lake District this morning after having stayed at Pal’s parents in Birmingham.  This was to be our first walk in many years without Mila who was on a Latin trip in Italy, it feels very … Continued