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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Wet but not Cold Fells

3 05 2016

12 & 13 April 2016
On a recent trip to Broughton-in-Furness, where we stay at Richard’s favourite real ale pub (and a regular winner of CAMRA awards) The Manor Arms, we decided to do a mix of Outlying Wainwrights and Richard’s remaining Wainwrights. We happened to do both Cold Fell and Cold Pike on different days – it was fairly rubbish weather for both but not cold…
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Carn Cloich-Mhuillin

21 04 2016

Fri 25 March 2016
No other Munro Top is better known than Carn Cloich-Mhuilinn as it is ‘the one that got away’ as Sir Hugh Munro had been keeping it till last but died before he could do it. I felt like I was going to die on it!

Bealach a' Mhearleach lochan
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Staveley Outlying Wainwrights and a Vampire Dog!

10 04 2016

16 – 18 Feb 2016
After Richard and I had left Kendal we had a few days walking around Staveley as I had a lot of Outlying Wainwrights to do in the area – I got more than I bargained for!

Gurnal Dubs & Boathouse
Gurnal Dubs
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3 Loweswater Wainwrights

30 03 2016

Mon 14 Mar 2016
Richard and I really hit the good weather for our latest trip to Braithwaite near Keswick – it was superb, especially on this, our first day out to the Loweswater Fells to bag Richard some more of his final Wainwrights.

Carling Knott from Maggie's Bridge lane
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Ethical Walking Wear

21 03 2016

I’m not aiming to make this a preachy post – you can wear whatever you like on the hill and it’s nothing to do with me. I don’t write many posts on walking gear as I’m not much of a gear freak but, during conversations about it, I often find that many walkers have no idea what their chosen product might entail during production. So, in case you’re using products which are cruel to creatures and are not aware of why and how but would care if you found out, this post aims to address that. Read the rest of this entry »





My Dinnertime Walk

17 03 2016

Wherever I work, I always go for a walk in my dinner-hour and explore the area widely until I find walks I like. They all need to be around three-quarters of an hour long so I can get something to eat first. This is my current one…

Eller Beck, Skipton Woods
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Tarn & Grey Crags, Longsleddale

6 03 2016

Mon 15 Feb 2016
Back in the Lakes at last after a month off in January. This time we were staying first at Kendal and then our favourite posh hotel in Grasmere, the Grasmere Hotel. As Longsleddale is just north of Kendal, I thought it was high time Richard did his two outstanding Wainwrights up the dale – besides, I hadn’t been up there myself since I did them about twenty years ago.

Tarn Crag
Tarn Crag from Goat Scar
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