Hole of Horcum, North York Moors

12 05 2019

Wed 20 March 2019
Richard had been bought a great Christmas present by his sister – a free night’s hotel stay in one of several locations. We picked The Downe Arms Hotel in Wykeham – 6 miles west of Scarborough and booked an extra two nights to go with it. This meant we would be on the edge of the North York Moors – a beautiful walking area. The ‘Hole of Horcum’ was one of the places I was most keen to visit for a walk… Read the rest of this entry »

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Whinfell Ridge – Cracking Ridge but a Long Finish

4 05 2019

Sat 6 Apr 2019
My friend Simon and I found we had one of the same ambitions – that of doing the Whinfell Ridge between the A6 and the M6. While I’m perfectly happy to wander along these lonely hills on my own, company can really liven up the day and make the miles go quicker so we agreed to meet up one day in April to do it. This was the day – and what a cracking day out it was! 🙂

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Binsey & Whittas Park in the Snow

8 03 2019

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Still getting going in the hills after the hip op but this was before the last post where I finally managed to get into the bigger hills at last (Fairfield/Blencathra). I’ve been waiting for my film using up/processing though…


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Fairfield & Great Rigg on a Dire Day

14 02 2019

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Richard and I have a yearly trip to our most luxurious hotel in Grasmere once a year – generally in February. For this year’s trip, Richard expressed an interest in doing Fairfield from the hotel. Never one to discourage Richard being keen on a walk (he can be unenthusiastic), I readily agreed – but I did have a few doubts about whether I was up to such a large hill – since my hip op, I’ve only really been doing small hills under 2000 feet. Fairfield is over 2800 feet… Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





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 »