Base Brown’s Pointy Nose

13 10 2017

Some years ago
Sticking with unusual Lakeland Routes for a while, here’s another one…

Richard and I were staying at our favourite hotel at Rosthwaite in Borrowdale where the hotelier is in the Mountain Rescue so very good for questioning… I’ve spent a lot of years either passing the sharp end of, or gazing up at, the nose of Base Brown – an otherwise unoffensive and mild grassy hill opposite the farm at Seathwaite.

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Hindscarth via Littledale Rake

30 09 2017

Sat 16 Sep 2017
This is a report of my new route up Hindscarth, my second time of trying it and Richard’s first experience of it – I’ve named it ‘Littledale Rake’.

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Whiteside to Grisedale Pike – Lakeland’s Golden Mile

1 06 2017

Thu 11 May 2017
During a week-long break at my new house in the Lakes (I still have to go ‘home’ for my shifts), I spent my time urgently trying to get fit for my Scottish Munro Top Compleation which was only around 2 weeks away. Quite a short time frame… Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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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A Slither Around the Langdale Pikes

10 01 2016

Dec 2013
In the good old days, I used to get invited to the fabulous Adventure Peaks Christmas Party at a posh country house hotel in Ambleside. This was a weekend do and there was usually at least one day’s organised walking, complete with transport, and then a great party and Christmas Dinner on the Saturday night. Unfortunately, as I’ve been too busy Munro/Top-bagging, I haven’t been a proper customer of theirs for a few years and have now been dropped off their list of invitees. This walk was on the last one I attended Christmas 2013.

Langdale Valley
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