Ginger Piggy

27 07 2020

Richard noticed this today just as I was about to kill it – sorry, cut it up – for my stew. I would never have noticed but he says it looks just like a pig… and it does! 😉 Read the rest of this entry »





Grasmoor via Gasgale Gill & Dovecrags Arete

23 07 2020

Sun 22 Mar 20
This was at the start of the superb weather spell we had this year. I’ve also got a feeling it may have been the first day of lockdown or perhaps the day before. There were hundreds of people around down Buttermere though and, just to show there was no problem with walkers, everyone was already keeping a very safe distance between their family groups etc. Read the rest of this entry »





Quick Rant About The Conspiracy Theorists!

14 07 2020

Was in a shop the other day next to a lady with a mask on who was paying at the till. Another lady in the shop suddenly laid into her verbally about wearing the mask… Read the rest of this entry »





Howgills – Did Carlingill but Missed the hill!

8 07 2020

Over the winter
Sometime over the winter (possibly January), I agreed to meet up with my friend and fellow blogger Simon for a walk in the Howgills. I was fairly insistent that I particularly wanted to go up a mountain I’d been eyeing from the M6 each time I’d driven past as it had inviting-looking ridges up the front. The map said it was called Fell Head… Read the rest of this entry »





Snowy High Pike… Made me Sick!

21 06 2020

Thu 27 Feb 2020
This was a deep and soft snow plod in early spring where I exhausted myself so thoroughly, I ended up with a COVID-type virus! You never know really as, even though they thought it started here at the end of March, they’re now saying they think it could have started a month earlier.

It’s certainly a warning not to overdo things when you’re not fit though! Read the rest of this entry »





Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Stow Your Poles Please!

9 06 2020

Mon 8 Jun 2020
I was out on Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags yesterday when I saw an interesting rake I wanted to try above Bowscale Tarn and also had a yen to come back and do the exciting East Ridge of Bannerdale Crags. Today I went back and did just that… Read the rest of this entry »





Job Application: pre-Feminist Extremist Days

30 05 2020

A quick post about a job application I made in the days before feminism became so extreme. It was meant to be funny and was taken that way by all concerned! Read the rest of this entry »





The Black Lagoon Strikes Again!

13 05 2020

A few years ago, I was walking on Uldale Common (my local common) when I found a sheep stuck in a bog and successfully rescued her (here) Now, whenever I walk there, I always call by the dangerous bog and check there’s no-one there. The other day, yet again, there was a woolly body sticking out of the bog… I went to investigate… Read the rest of this entry »





Middleton Woods Bluebells (Ilkley)

27 04 2020

These woods always have a superb display of bluebells every summer. When the ‘bells are out, the wood is thronged with photographers clicking away! Well, it is most years – this year I suppose it will be all quiet during ‘lock-up’! 😦

To view the Powerpoint Slideshow, click on the link below (on older PCs (like mine) you may need to: open, select ‘read only’ and press F5 to start)

Ilkley Bluebells(2min)





The Joker

7 04 2020

I was sat in the sun outside my conservatory (at the back of the house as prescribed by law right now I think) when I heard something really odd… Read the rest of this entry »