2018 Annual Totals/Happy New Year

30 12 2018

I normally put happy Hogmanay in the title instead of New Year but, as I haven’t been to Scotland once this year 😦 I’ve changed back to English. A very poor year but I suppose that’s what you’d expect seeing as I had a hip replacement and a house move… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sale Fell – Excellent Skiddaw Viewpoint

16 12 2018

Recently I’ve been doing Sale Fell by Bassenthwaite quite a few times. The first time I forgot my camera on a beautiful day – it was another great day the next day too so I went back again to do the fell properly – with my camera! Read the rest of this entry »





Grayrigg Pike At Last (had my eye on this for years!

8 12 2018

Thu 15 Nov 2018
I was super-excited to get up this hill despite that most people would probably find it tame, bland and boring. Why? quite a few reasons really… Read the rest of this entry »





Hill-Walking Alone in Scotland

23 11 2018

I could have written this post as just ‘Hillwalking Alone’ but have added the ‘in Scotland’ after a little thought. I’ve always been completely happy hillwalking alone in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales or similar. Wales has been a little more daunting but Scotland is in a class of its own for several reasons… Read the rest of this entry »





Hip Replacement – Getting Going Again

9 11 2018

Just a very quick update on my post hip-replacement recovery and how it’s going for those who are interested… Read the rest of this entry »





Richard’s Wainwright Compleation – Branstree & Selside Pike

31 10 2018

Tue 31 July 2018
This was my last hillwalk prior to my hip replacement operation in August. I wasn’t sure I’d make it round but we’d joined up with friend and fellow blogger Simon H so at least Richard wouldn’t be on his own for his Wainwright compleation if I had to turn back. I fully expected to… Read the rest of this entry »





Whitbarrow-the-awkward

15 07 2018

Richard and I have been having a bit of a campaign on Whitbarrow on the south Lakes road. We’ve generally started from Beck Head but, while on one of the walks, we found another carpark near a farm halfway along the fell – depends on which paths you want to use… Read the rest of this entry »