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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Barrow – Easy Walk When I Wanted a Hard One

12 01 2017

Tue 22 November 2016
I was a bit miffed to see this first thing in the morning (Skiddaw, my favourite winter mountain caked in snow) and then to have to turn away and do a tiddler around the back of the hotel!

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2016 Stats Post / Happy New Year

31 12 2016

Feel free to add your own stats in the comments section below…

Here are my hill statistics and summary for the year but I’ve only worked out the mileage and height gain for Scotland as it’s too messy for the English stuff I did…

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Dale Head Photo Fest

21 12 2016

Sun 20 November 2016
A trip to the Lakes in the earliest snow I’ve ever seen up there!

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t’Other Wasdale Round

14 12 2016

Richard and I were staying at the lovely Best Western ‘Castle Green Hotel’ in Kendal – becoming a favourite of ours, especially in cold weather as it’s convenient, well equipped and very warm, quiet and comfortable.

I’d had a terrible day chest-wise the day before re-doing part of my earlier Potter Fell round as I needed to do Brunt Fell – I was basically knackered all the way round. I decided to pick the easiest day out of all the remaining Outlying Wainwrights I had to do in the area – Richard went boozing in Kendal instead as this isn’t his sort of thing! Read the rest of this entry »





Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

2 12 2016

Mon 24 Oct 2016
On our way out of Shropshire, we’d hoped to go to the famous Stiper Stones but it wasn’t to be… the morning yielded very low cloud yet again – we could barely see to drive over the Long Mynd road so it wasn’t worth going to see the spectacular rock tors… Read the rest of this entry »





Long Mynd – Pole Bank and a Huge Liar!

24 11 2016

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Our second day of our HF (Holiday Fellowship) weekend at Church Stretton and we decided that, despite the low cloud meaning we couldn’t see it, it was the day to visit The Long Mynd. The weather was the same all weekend – fine and dry but very low mist until late afternoon. Therefore, we set off pretty late on our walk – not leaving the hotel until at least 1030… Read the rest of this entry »





Caer Caradoc, Ragleth Hill & Hope Bowdler Hill

13 11 2016

Sat 22 Oct 2016
A while back, I was sent an HF (Holiday Fellowship) brochure for walking holidays, a good many of which were in areas of Britain we haven’t visited. Richard was keen for us to go somewhere different so we had a browse through and agreed we’d try Church Stretton in Shropshire for our first HF holiday to see whether we liked the setup of the holidays.

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Caer Caradoc – R Wood
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