Hello readers!

1 03 2011

I’ve started this blog in response to requests from my friends to write further about my cowardly exploits in the hills of Britain and elsewhere.

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Binsey & Whittas Park in the Snow

8 03 2019

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Still getting going in the hills after the hip op but this was before the last post where I finally managed to get into the bigger hills at last (Fairfield/Blencathra). I’ve been waiting for my film using up/processing though…


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Fairfield & Great Rigg on a Dire Day

14 02 2019

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Richard and I have a yearly trip to our most luxurious hotel in Grasmere once a year – generally in February. For this year’s trip, Richard expressed an interest in doing Fairfield from the hotel. Never one to discourage Richard being keen on a walk (he can be unenthusiastic), I readily agreed – but I did have a few doubts about whether I was up to such a large hill – since my hip op, I’ve only really been doing small hills under 2000 feet. Fairfield is over 2800 feet… Read the rest of this entry »





2018 Annual Totals/Happy New Year

30 12 2018

I normally put happy Hogmanay in the title instead of New Year but, as I haven’t been to Scotland once this year 😦 I’ve changed back to English. A very poor year but I suppose that’s what you’d expect seeing as I had a hip replacement and a house move… Read the rest of this entry »





Merry Christmas to all my Readers

22 12 2018

Hope you all have a great Christmas!


Gray Crag near Hartsop, Cumbria





Sale Fell – Excellent Skiddaw Viewpoint

16 12 2018

Recently I’ve been doing Sale Fell by Bassenthwaite quite a few times. The first time I forgot my camera on a beautiful day – it was another great day the next day too so I went back again to do the fell properly – with my camera! Read the rest of this entry »





Grayrigg Pike At Last (had my eye on this for years!

8 12 2018

Thu 15 Nov 2018
I was super-excited to get up this hill despite that most people would probably find it tame, bland and boring. Why? quite a few reasons really… Read the rest of this entry »





Hill-Walking Alone in Scotland

23 11 2018

I could have written this post as just ‘Hillwalking Alone’ but have added the ‘in Scotland’ after a little thought. I’ve always been completely happy hillwalking alone in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales or similar. Wales has been a little more daunting but Scotland is in a class of its own for several reasons… Read the rest of this entry »