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





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 »





Around Ireby & Uldale, NW Cumbria

30 05 2016

Come spring, summer and Autumn, I spend approximately half my time in Cumbria and half (around my working shifts) in the Yorkshire Dales. In a few years, when the Government finally let me retire, it will be nearer 100% of the time in north-west Cumbria as that’s where I intend to move to. This is why…
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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 »





Merry Christmas!

25 12 2015

Well I was going to send this last night but, when I logged onto my PC it was very weird and almost looked virused. After a quick disconnect of the network cable and a reboot, things looked better but it was bedtime by then.

So here it is, Merry Christmas (as the song goes)…
Christmas 2015
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Cumbrian Flood Appeal

8 12 2015

For those who’ve seen the devastation caused to our beloved Lake District this week by the dreadful weather (Dreadful Desmond), if you’re wondering if there’s anything you can do to support the poor folks who’ve been made homeless just before Christmas, and the businesses which have been ruined yet again, there is an appeal fund set up…

You can donate via Just Giving

“Or by sending a cheque made payable to Cumbria Community Foundation and sent to CCF, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN.

“Or send a text to 70070 with the message ‘FLUD15’ and a monetary amount. For example, ‘FLUD15 £10’

(love the spelling on the text one 😉 )

The webpage about the fund is here





The Creatures from the Black Lagoon!

3 10 2015

You generally hear about ‘The Creature from the Black Lagoon’ but this is a tale about two of them! Read the rest of this entry »