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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Found on Dale Head – A Dog Harness but no Dog!

12 05 2017

Not sure what happened to the dog but I found a day-glo yellow trimmed dog harness on the summit of Dale Head this last week. Anyone missing a dog and/or harness? Appearing to have been a long-haired dog – something like a border collie.

If you’ve lost it, either leave a comment on here or use the ‘contact me’ page…





Great Gable – Trying to Get Fit!

3 05 2017

Mon 10 Apr 2017
Believe it or not, although it was April, this was the first proper mountain Richard and I had done this year. We’re trying hurriedly to get fit for my Munro Compleation walk on May 18th – I’m not worried myself as I know I’ll keep going no matter whether I’m falling to bits, knackered or what but Richard could be a problem… Read the rest of this entry »





Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle, Skye

16 04 2017

If you have an hour or so to spare whilst on Skye, the Fairy Pools at Glenbrittle are well worth a visit. The only problem is timing your visit as they are exceedingly popular with both tourists (in cars) and midges. If you go late enough to park and avoid the crowds, you get eaten alive!


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Munro Top Compleation

26 03 2017

As I couldn’t get booked in anywhere on any of the weekends, my Munro Top Compleation is now unfortunately going to be mid-week!

Thu 18 May on An Teallach

All those with a head for heights welcome if you can get time off… Read the rest of this entry »





The Crookdale Horseshoe

15 03 2017

Tue 14 Mar 2017
Richard and I were staying at our favourite hotel in Kendal again and, after he’d walked with me on the Monday, he couldn’t face another day ploutering around Outlying Wainwrights so he went off to Windermere on the train and I went and did this round. Like the t’other Wasdale Round next to it which I did last time, I enjoyed the remoteness of this one too… not sure about Wainwright’s route though! Read the rest of this entry »





Duplicate Scotland Maps for Sale

1 03 2017

Hardly used, all good condition – don’t need two of any now I’ve done all my bagging in Scotland.

They are:
1:25,000s: Arran (361), Trossachs (365), Loch Etive & Glen Orchy (377)

1:50,000s: Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom (20), Loch Assynt (15)

Individual maps £2.50 plus postage, all the lot £10 plus postage





The Great Laund Oak is no More!

27 02 2017

One of our most famous trees, and our oldest in Yorkshire, the great Laund Oak is no more! I didn’t know until I visited today on a walk from Bolton Abbey using the Sunday Dalesbus… Read the rest of this entry »