Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Dollywaggon Pike To Helvellyn in a White-out

25th January 2010

Yesterday was supposed to be a day of good visibility, but a little dull so we decided to go for a walk up Raise Beck Cascades to Grisedale Tarn. From there we would go to Dollywaggon Pike summit (2810ft) and via the ridges to High Crag (2900ft), Net…


High Rigg, Low Rigg and Tewet Tarn in Snow

7th January 2010

Today we set off towards Keswick to climb High Rigg (1163ft). I had planned to take the path up from the south, but the lay-by just past the north road turn off to the other side of Thirlmere was a foot thick with snow. So we headed for the north of…


New Year’s Day on Beacon Fell in Snow

1st January 2010

This afternoon Brendan and I went to the shores of Coniston Water to walk up over Beacon Fell to Beacon Tarn. All the usual car parking places were iced over so we parked by the lake and took the main path up opposite Brown Howe car park. A good litt…


North Walney Beach in Snow and a Walk to The Black Huts for the Sunset.

6th January 2010

It actually snowed on Walney Island on Tuesday afternoon so we took a walk down from our house to the beach. All the Barrow schools were shut. Tom and his mates went sledging. Then later we went to the Black Huts to watch the sunset. Hopefully the ro…


Yewbarrow with Blue Skies and Ice

31st January 2010

Today Brendan and I went up Yewbarrow (2058ft). A walk that involves both scrambling and climbing in places. It was a cold but clear day with blue skies. A good walk with lots of variety. Only just over four miles, but seems longer! It took us just u…