Yearly Archives: 2007

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A circuit of Devoke Water with Water Crag and Rough Crag

30th October 2007

Janet, me, Poppy and Miffy took a rather wet and muddy walk around Devoke Water….A walk I also did a few weeks ago, the weather had not improved! The dogs will need baths…..as will we! Jo…


A Walk Around Buttermere

4th February 2007

Another nice day so we went to Buttermere for a walk around the lake. When we left Walney it was shrouded in fog. Windermere and Thirlmere were also very foggy. Thankfully the Buttermere Valley was in perfect visibility! By half past two the fog and…


Black Crag and Holme Fell

12th September 2007

I decided to revisit Black Crag 1056ft and Holme Fell 1040ft. I had done these with Janet in July but the day had been rainy and misty and there had been no views at all from the summits just a total white-out. The visibility forecast for this mornin…


Bowfell via The Climber’s Traverse

3rd February 2007

Yesterday I had to look out of the science lab window in Dowdales at clear blue skies. I hate that! So today in order to make the most of a similar day Ged and I went up Bowfell (2960ft). The Weather Website said that the visibility would be very poo…


Camping on Carran Summit, Ireland

8th August 2007

Our cottage at Knockanuha is 800ft up Carran. We often take a walk up, but it is pathless and not that easy. There was actually disbelief from many of the local farmers that I`d done this. They thought it would be too scarey up there for a woman on h…


Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close

4th January 2007

Today Tom and I took the car to Low Tilberthwaite just north of Coniston to do a circular walk to Little Langdale Tarn, Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close. About 5 miles, but only 1000ft of ascent. The weather was windy and it rained most of the time….


Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

18th April 2007

Janet, Poppy and I decided on a trip to the Langdales while it would be relatively quiet. We parked at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and set off for Red Tarn, Cold Pike (2259ft) Crinkle Crags (five Crag summits, the highest being Long Top at 2816ft) Sh…


Devoke water, Water Crag and Rough Crag

7th October 2007

I will be working full time at Cartmel Priory School until half term. So it was frustrating to drive to and back from work and see all the mountains surrounded by blue sky and good visibility all this week and not able to have a day off walking. I al…


Dodd, Lord’s Seat, Barf and Great Cockup

22nd February 2007

On Monday we set off for three days in the Northern Fells. Staying in a B&B at Maple Bank in Thornthwaite. There was low cloud so we went to Dodd Wood. First we visited The Old Sawmill Tearoom for a coffee before setting off on one of the trails…


Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man in superb visibility

6th February 2007

Another glorious day so Janet and I went to Torver and treked up to Dow Crag (2555ft) and Coniston Old Man (2633ft) via Brown Pike (2237ft) and Buck Pike (2430ft). The walk was about nine miles and took us six and a half hours. Another good day tomor…


Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

22nd August 2007

Yesterday Ged, Kas and me went up Fleetwith Pike (2126ft) and Wainwright`s favourite, Haystacks (1900ft). It was a sunny day until we reached the mountains. Low loud was everywhere. Most of the tops were covered. A good day despite the mist. Cool for…


Great Langdale to Great End

13th November 2007

The gritter lorries were out on Sunday night indicating that it was going to be clear and frosty. So Ged, Kas the blind Border Collie and me went to Great Langdale in order to hike to Great End (2984ft). We set off from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park…


Greenburn Round (Wetherlam to Wet Side Edge)

4th April 2007

Today Janet, Poppy and I decided to do the Greenburn round. Nine miles and seven summits. We went from Low Tilberthwaite (hoping to miss the Easter Holiday crowds) up to Birk Fell (1750ft), Wetherlam (2502ft), Black Sails (2443ft),Swirl How (2630ft),…


Greenhead Gill Round

14th March 2007

Janet, Poppy and me went to Grasmere to do the Greenhead Gill Round (six miles).This includes Stone Arthur (1652ft), Great Rigg (2513ft) and Heron Pike (2003ft) ending with Alcock Tarn on a ridge below Heron Pike, then back to Grasmere. We walked bac…


Grey Friar to Dow Crag from Seathwaite

8th April 2007

Janet, Poppy and I decided to do the Seathwaite Round. 10 miles and eight summits including Grey Friar (2536ft), Great Carrs (2575ft),Swirl How (2630ft), Brim Fell (2611ft), Coniston Old Man (2633ft), Dow Crag (2554ft), Buck Pike and Brown Pike. We m…


Helvellyn in Snow, Swirls to Wythburn

3rd February 2007

There`s snow on them there hills! So Janet and Poppy and me set off to investigate the 3118ft summit of Helvellyn. We parked at Swirls on the side of Thirlmere. The car park was closed as it was being used by the loggers so we used the spaces on the…


Helvellyn, Blue Skies and Snow

10th December 2007

The forecast for today was the best we have had for three weeks. The rain finally stopped and the sun shone. Looking out of the bedroom window the high mountains were covered in snow. So I decided to do a solitary walk up Helvellyn, (3118ft) the thir…


High St. and Mardale Ill Bell via the Riggindale Ridge

29th October 2007

On Monday Ged, Kas and me went to Mardale at the head of Haweswater in order to climb High Street (2718ft) and Mardale Ill Bell (2496ft), a walk of about six miles. The walk took 5 hours. It started to pour with rain as we got back to the car. We wer…


Lingmoor Fell and Elterwater

23rd October 2007

Yesterday Ged, myself and Kas the blind Border Collie decided to walk from Elterwater Village to Great Langdale via the ridge of Lingmoor Fell (1539ft) and Side Pike and then to follow the Cumbria Way path back to Elterwater Village and then take a d…


Lingmoor Fell with Tom

23rd August 2007

Tom and I drove to Blea Tarn car park via Great Langdale in order to walk up Lingmoor Fell. A small fell at 1530ft that shouldn`t pose too much of a problem for Tom. We stopped on the way at Coniston Water. A warm day. Superb visibility! Jo….


Loughrigg Fell

14th February 2007

I asked Janet and her dog Poppy if they wanted a jaunt out, which they did, so after a bit of retail therapy and a large Mocha we set off round the west side of Grasmere to go up Loughrigg Fell (1099ft) and then down the other side to Loughrigg Tarn…


Raven Crag and Great How

16th January 2007

Finally, a window in the gale force winds and rain! Janet and I and Poppy the dog set off for the northern tip of Thirlmere to walk up Raven Crag (1520ft) on the west, and Great How on the east side of the lake. Got back to the car before it got dark…


Scandale Horseshoe

26th March 2007

Today Janet, Poppy and me went to Ambleside to do the Scandale Horseshoe. (Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag, High Bakestones, High Pike and Low Pike.)  A 10 mile hike. We parked at the Ambleside car park which charges a scandalous £7 for 9 h…


Seathwaite Tarn

23rd October 2007

Today we decided to walk around Seathwaite Tarn which is about 5 miles from where we parked the car. The weather was sunny in Barrow, and not too bad at sea level, but it started to deteriorate as we climbed the 450ft up to Seathwaite Tarn. So glad t…


Skiddaw in Sunshine

1st May 2007

On Tuesday I took Brendan up Skiddaw (3053ft) and Skiddaw Little Man (2837ft). Another nice day but very windy even at the car park. We took the tourist route up. A large, smooth path that goes all the way up. I left my walking pole on the car bonnet…


Slight Side, Scafell and Scafell Pike

2nd May 2007

On Monday Janet, Poppy and I went to Wasdale to visit Burnmoor Tarn and climb up Slight Side (2499ft), Scafell (3162ft) and Scafell Pike (3210ft). Quite an epic walk, about 9 miles of mostly awkward, rocky terrain. Another day of excellent visibility…


Walney Island North End Beach Walk

18th February 2007

Here`s a few pix of the north end of Walney Island. It was too nice to stay in this afternoon so I took a walk by myself, from home, down to the sea via the airfield and then through the nature reserve. Took about three hours to go there and back! Jo…


Wetherlam

26th February 2007

This week is forecast to rain apart from today, so when I got a call at 7.20 this morning to go to work I turned them down in favour of a solitary walk in the Fells. I`m already working Wed,Thurs, Friday so I can afford to be choosy! I parked at Low…