Monthly Archives: February 2007

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…