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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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 »





Hip Replacement – Getting Going Again

9 11 2018

Just a very quick update on my post hip-replacement recovery and how it’s going for those who are interested… Read the rest of this entry »





Richard’s Wainwright Compleation – Branstree & Selside Pike

31 10 2018

Tue 31 July 2018
This was my last hillwalk prior to my hip replacement operation in August. I wasn’t sure I’d make it round but we’d joined up with friend and fellow blogger Simon H so at least Richard wouldn’t be on his own for his Wainwright compleation if I had to turn back. I fully expected to… Read the rest of this entry »





Hip Op – Back to Work

22 10 2018

I’m now back at work after my hip replacement… I was mostly okay but decided to take the train as I’ve only had a couple of very short attempts at driving and it’s over 100 miles to drive to work – even the short journeys don’t seem very comfortable so far! Going over there worked out okay on the train – coming back off my set of nightshifts, not quite so well… Read the rest of this entry »





Post Hip Op – Week 2 Onwards

8 10 2018

My ankle, the last of my swellings, had gone down and my hip was now unbruised. I still had two weird and nasty scratches across my bum parallel with the scar – we all wondered about those including the nurse who took my clips out at the end of week two. Maybe the surgeon was frustrated by how it was going at some point and took it out on my bum? who knows… Read the rest of this entry »