Swindale Outlying Wainwrights

30 09 2019

Tue 18 June 2019
I’d been having a read of my Outlying Wainwrights book as I have a few to finish and saw this round which, in the book and on the map, looked really nice. Now I’ve got my precious old Nissan Sunny back after his month-long (and very expensive) MOT, it was time we went car-camping! 🙂 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 »


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 »

Gurnal Dubs in Snow from the A6

21 04 2018

Wed 27 Jan 2018
Richard and I were on a visit to our ‘winter residence’ – our favourite warm hotel in the Lakes, the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. There was much snow around and I fancied something uphill, even if I didn’t make a summit, so decided we’d do Gurnal Dubs up a tempting looking lane from the A6 side. Read the rest of this entry »

t’Other Wasdale Round

14 12 2016

Richard and I were staying at the lovely Best Western ‘Castle Green Hotel’ in Kendal – becoming a favourite of ours, especially in cold weather as it’s convenient, well equipped and very warm, quiet and comfortable.

I’d had a terrible day chest-wise the day before re-doing part of my earlier Potter Fell round as I needed to do Brunt Fell – I was basically knackered all the way round. I decided to pick the easiest day out of all the remaining Outlying Wainwrights I had to do in the area – Richard went boozing in Kendal instead as this isn’t his sort of thing! Read the rest of this entry »

Wet but not Cold Fells

3 05 2016

12 & 13 April 2016
On a recent trip to Broughton-in-Furness, where we stay at Richard’s favourite real ale pub (and a regular winner of CAMRA awards) The Manor Arms, we decided to do a mix of Outlying Wainwrights and Richard’s remaining Wainwrights. We happened to do both Cold Fell and Cold Pike on different days – it was fairly rubbish weather for both but not cold…
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Staveley Outlying Wainwrights and a Vampire Dog!

10 04 2016

16 – 18 Feb 2016
After Richard and I had left Kendal we had a few days walking around Staveley as I had a lot of Outlying Wainwrights to do in the area – I got more than I bargained for!

Gurnal Dubs & Boathouse
Gurnal Dubs
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