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.

(When viewing photos in the blog posts, clicking on a photo will show it in its true definition and size)





More Artwork – Pets and Wildlife

18 02 2020

Unfortunately, as the weather for the last couple of months has been completely dire, I haven’t been up any hills at all. Also, for the interesting gill I did a couple of months back, the film is still languishing in my camera waiting to be finished (never mind processed etc.). So, I’m inflicting a couple more ‘artwork’ posts on you. Read the rest of this entry »





Mean Joke!

14 02 2020

I’m off to see Ozzy Osbourne soon – supposedly it’s his last tour. Should be a good do – apparently he has Alzheimers now so he’ll sing everything twice! 😉

(Before anyone gets offended, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he’d made a similar joke about himself and the situation – it would fit with his sense of humour).





Fairy Folklore Tale & Drawing

25 01 2020

I drew this off a birthday card I once got – and then scanned it in negative. I also found a poem, along the lines of many folklore tales and on a favourite theme of mine, which seemed to go well with it… Read the rest of this entry »





2019 Stats Post/Happy New Year!

30 12 2019

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

Lots of hills this year but no Scottish trips at all – in fact, not many trips at all…

This year was mainly about gill exploration! (click on photo for full size)


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Merry Christmas!

23 12 2019

Wishing all my readers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
(photo from one of my first walks this year)





Skiddaw How Gill Left Branch

20 12 2019

Tue 29 Oct 19
One of the rare, good-weather days in October – I decided it was high time I got myself up my local big-mountain, Skiddaw, as I hadn’t done him yet this year… Read the rest of this entry »





Whinash Ridge, Westmorland

6 12 2019

Wed 2 Oct 2019
This wasn’t as interesting as the ridge the other side of Westmorland’s Borrowdale valley, Whinfell Ridge, which I did with friend and fellow blogger Simon back in Spring. Simon was again my companion but we also had Richard with us as it was a nice day… Read the rest of this entry »