Barrow – Easy Walk When I Wanted a Hard One

12 01 2017

Tue 22 November 2016
I was a bit miffed to see this first thing in the morning (Skiddaw, my favourite winter mountain caked in snow) and then to have to turn away and do a tiddler around the back of the hotel!

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Dale Head Photo Fest

21 12 2016

Sun 20 November 2016
A trip to the Lakes in the earliest snow I’ve ever seen up there!

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Long Mynd – Pole Bank and a Huge Liar!

24 11 2016

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Our second day of our HF (Holiday Fellowship) weekend at Church Stretton and we decided that, despite the low cloud meaning we couldn’t see it, it was the day to visit The Long Mynd. The weather was the same all weekend – fine and dry but very low mist until late afternoon. Therefore, we set off pretty late on our walk – not leaving the hotel until at least 1030… Read the rest of this entry »





Caer Caradoc, Ragleth Hill & Hope Bowdler Hill

13 11 2016

Sat 22 Oct 2016
A while back, I was sent an HF (Holiday Fellowship) brochure for walking holidays, a good many of which were in areas of Britain we haven’t visited. Richard was keen for us to go somewhere different so we had a browse through and agreed we’d try Church Stretton in Shropshire for our first HF holiday to see whether we liked the setup of the holidays.

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Caer Caradoc – R Wood
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Rossett Pike via Rossett Gill Direct

19 10 2016

Tue 27 Sep 2016
Another trip to get one of Richard’s remaining Wainwrights – he just has 4 left now… As is usual, halfway through the walk we split up as I wanted to do Rossett Gill proper. After hearing so many ‘horror stories’ about it, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Read the rest of this entry »





Robinson via the North-East AND North Ridges

19 09 2016

Sun 11 Sep 2016
After a peaceful week of walking in the easy Ireby/Uldale areas of NW Cumbria, I thought it was time for a more exciting day. I think I’ve been avoiding the proper mountains of late as I’m having a lot of trouble getting up them due to chest problems. The latest diagnosis is suggesting COPD! 😮 😦 Read the rest of this entry »





Birker Moor Outlying Wainwrights & a Deadly Disease!

20 06 2016

Mon 9 May 2016
One of Richard and my favourite new places to stay in the Lake District is the Brook House at Boot in Eskdale. Eskdale is full of gorgeous walking of all types. On our first day we decided to bag some more of my outlying Wainwrights – I saw that my remaining ones in that area could all be done without taking the car out of the carpark at the hotel – always a good thing in my book…
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