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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Sgurr Cos na Breachd-Laoigh, Loch Arkaig

18 08 2017

Wed 9 Aug 2017
This walk prompted a new motto for my walking career, such as it is since my severe hip deterioration – no more pathless peaks! This, unfortunately, is going to rule out a great many of the Corbetts proving that you’re best to do those first before you wear out!


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6 Weeks Off?!

15 07 2017

15 July 2017
As you all probably know by now, I’m having hip problems, especially after my Tops Compleation in Scotland – Scotland is much, much harder walking than the rest of Britain. Well yesterday I decided I’d given it long enough to sort itself out and finally went to see the doctor… Read the rest of this entry »





An Teallach Compleation Walk – My Photos…

28 06 2017

It took me ages to use up my film after my Munro Tops Compleation walk on An Teallach so, in the end, I just went along with Mark’s excellent photos from the day. However, I promised in my last post I’d put mine out when I got them so here they are! Read the rest of this entry »





Finished on An Teallach!

20 06 2017

Thu 18 May 2017
The day of my Munro Tops Compleation arrived and I’d only managed to scrape two companions together and ended up, by the end of the walk, with just one! Maybe it was because I’d had to make it mid-week as I couldn’t get any weekend accommodation in the area? or maybe I’m just unpopular!


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Sgurr na Feartaig – on all Fours!

8 06 2017

Tue 16 May 2017
Now only two days before my Munro Top Compleation and Richard was still not fit enough. I’d arranged that we have two nights at Strathcarron on the way up where I said there was a fine choice of lovely Corbetts. I really wanted to do An Ruadh-Stac but not if rain was forecast as I believed it was pretty much all rock slabs for the final part of the ascent and thought they wouldn’t be much fun to descend in the wet. The other Corbetts I had in mind were Sgurr na Feartaig – a nice grassy hill from Craig, and Fuar Tholl – a short walk I’d prefer to leave for the Wednesday in case I didn’t need a day off. As rain was forecast for the middle of the day, we decided on Feartaig… Read the rest of this entry »