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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Hunting Haunted Backstone Circle

28 02 2015

Sun 18 Jan 2015
After reading a post on fellow blogger Smacked Pentax’s site about a mysterious, haunted stone circle, of course I had to go and have a hunt for it myself. I love anything mysterious or supernatural and I also love stone circles. His post is here – go and have a read but don’t forget to come back :-) Read the rest of this entry »





The Stupendous Basteir Gorge

21 02 2015

On one of the days in August 2014 when I called off a walk with my guide into the Cuillin due to dreish weather in the morning (makes the rock lethally wet), I decided it was time Richard had a trip to the very spectacular Basteir Gorge. On my previous Am Basteir trip with the guide he was trying to get me to take photos of Gillean’s Pinnacle Ridge but I just couldn’t take my eyes off the gorge!

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Skiddaw via Ullock Pike Ridge

13 02 2015

My most regular Lake District walk, and one of my favourites, is this round of Skiddaw…

Overwater to Skiddaw
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Reminiscenses of a Wainwright-Bagger

4 02 2015

Back in July, I was recovering at my caravan in the Lakes from a week of trying to sleep off nights in unusually hot weather and with noisy neighbours and decided to have a read of my logbooks from when I was bagging the Wainwrights. I was so amused by some of the comments – back in the days when I was even a Lake District mountain coward – I thought I’d put out a post with some of them as it’s a quiet time for going out and doing stuff just now :-) Read the rest of this entry »





Hard Knott & Border End

28 01 2015

Oct 2014
At the moment, Lakes trips are very interesting for us both as I’ve decided Richard is bagging all the Wainwrights and he has all the lower, less-frequented ones left to do. This means that on each walk I’m going back to places I rarely get to and where I haven’t been for years and it’s all new to him – result for both of us :-)

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Border End from Hard Knott Pass
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Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg

18 01 2015

Mon 29 Sep 2014
This was Richard and my first day back in the Lakes after my Scottish Tops and, boy, was it great to be back :-) Most people consider these fells boring but we had a great day… Read the rest of this entry »





Haunted Hebrides

12 01 2015

For five years, when I was in the Army back in the late ’70s, I lived on the Outer Hebrides, specifically the Isles of Benbecula, North and South Uist. The three islands are joined by causeways across the North and South Fords and we lived on Benbecula and worked on South Uist.

I’ve always been fairly susceptible to ‘atmosphere’ in a place and have quite a few times seen various types of unexplainable sightings and apparitions. My mother is the same and we both have a penchant for wandering off alone, me mostly at night – I particularly like misty nights… I always found South Uist particularly ‘atmospheric’ and Benbecula fairly so, depending on the location – sometimes to the point of creepiness.

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