High Street & Mardale Ill Bell from Mardale Head – 8.8.12

A classic walk today from the head of Haweswater via Rough Crag, High Street and Mardale’s Ill Bell. The name High Street comes from the fact that the Romans, known for their ability to build roads and despite the physical … Continued

Sale Fell and Ling Fell 14.8.17

With mixed weather forecast for today it seemed like a good idea to ‘bag’ some easier fells . . . in fact we decided to walk Sale Fell and Ling Fell as they’re close to each other but independent so … Continued

Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell 11.8.15

A straight forward walk today starting from the centre of Keswick.  An ideal walk because of the changeable weather as it gave us the option to continue on to Bleaberry Fell or just complete a circular walk to Walla Crag. … Continued

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

Side Pike & Lingmoor Fell (Brown How) – 18.8.16

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A beautiful day with amazing views – well worth the detour around Blea Tarn at the beginning of the walk – definitely a walk to do again! WAINWRIGHT BOOK: The Southern Fells Book 4 DIFFICULTY:   2      WALK LENGTH: Half a day … Continued

Catbells or should it be Cat Bells? 20.8.07

Mmh!  How should the fell be named? Wikipedia calls it ‘Cat Bells’, it’s also two words on Ordnance maps, but I’ll stick to Wainwright’s version of the name ‘Catbells’!   I’m trying to put some of the walks that I initially … Continued

Catbells from Hawes End – 11.8.14

Mmh!  How should the fell be named? Wikipedia calls it ‘Cat Bells’, it’s also two words on Ordnance maps, but I’ll stick to Wainwright’s version of the name ‘Catbells’!   WAINWRIGHT BOOK: The North Western Fells Book 6 DIFFICULTY:   2   … 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

The Langdale Pikes at their very best . . . 12.8.15

A glorious day exploring the Langdale Pikes starting with a wonderful valley walk following the Cumbria Way. WAINWRIGHT BOOK: The Central Fells Book 3 DIFFICULTY:   3      WALK LENGTH: Full day DATE and START TIME: Wednesday 12th August 2015 Start time around … Continued

Newcastle and the family for a few day 12.8.18-14.8.18

Happy Birthday Pete! Pal, Mila and I, Catherine (my sister) and Isabelle (my niece) travelled up to Newcastle on Sunday 12th August till Tuesday 14th August to spend a few wonderful days with family.  First stop, Mam and Pete’s (Grandma … 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

Wansfell and Wansfell Pike from Troutbeck 16.8.17

A wonderful walk with views of Windermere, Ambleside and surrounding fells.  Our route was much quieter than if we had walked from Ambleside! WAINWRIGHT BOOK: The Far Eastern Fells Book 2 DIFFICULTY: 2        WALK LENGTH: 4.9 miles (3hrs 16mins). DATE … Continued

15.8.17 – Dale Head – Hindscarth – Robinson from Honister Pass, linear route

A linear walk planned for today starting at Honister Slate Mine climbing the three summits of Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson, ending in Buttermere returning to Honister by bus following a route I saw on Roger and Ann Hiley’s great … Continued

Causey Pike – Scar Crags – Sail – Eel Crag (Crag Hill) 12.8.17

A longer walk than expected but well worth it! From Stoneycroft up Causey Pike via Rowling End then following the ridge route to Scar Crags; Sail and Eel Crag (Crag Hill) before returning via Force Crag Mine and the mine … 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

Knott Rigg and Ard Crags 10.8.15

A great little walk despite the very disappointing weather . . . though as we had the right gear we were all warm and dry despite the pouring rain!  On a bright day the views would be impressive . . … Continued

Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Striding Edge 9.8.14

An amazing day.  Most people seem to do this walk in the other direction, but the ‘Collins Rambler’s Guide – Lake District’ (page 152) suggested this route, where we save Striding Edge for the descent.  It says the scrambling is … Continued