Great Gable – Trying to Get Fit!

3 05 2017

Mon 10 Apr 2017
Believe it or not, although it was April, this was the first proper mountain Richard and I had done this year. We’re trying hurriedly to get fit for my Munro Compleation walk on May 18th – I’m not worried myself as I know I’ll keep going no matter whether I’m falling to bits, knackered or what but Richard could be a problem… 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!

magnificent-winter-skiddaw-nov-16
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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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Oliver Gill Scrambling

10 06 2016

Tue 10 May 2016
As it’s named after me and I’d heard good things about the scrambling in it, I thought it was high time I had a look at Oliver Gill. Most Lake District aficionados have probably never heard of it and don’t know where it is so, not only will I tell you, I’ll provide pictures 🙂
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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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