Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Antrim Coast

27th July 2013

We usually go to Kerry via Holyhead and Dublin, but this year we decided to have a few days travelling down via the north and west coast. We took the car ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland arriving about 4pm, then on to the…


Causey Pike to Sail with Tom

8th July 2013

Today Tom and I drove to Uzzicar in order to climb up Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Sail. A walk of six miles. It has been five weeks since my last fell walk, the longest time I have ever gone without climbing up something! Even when I had my knee arth…


Circuit of Wast Water via the Wasdale Screes

18th July 2013

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to the side of Wast Water in order to do a circuit around the lake by climbing up Whin Rigg and Illgill Head. But also detouring down to Burnmoor Tarn for a swim. A walk of just about 11 miles…….in yet more…


Connemara

29th July 2013

From Bundoran we drove through Sligo and Mayo and passed Croagh Patrick in mist. It is another site of pilgrimage. A walk that is still on my list of things to do.The previous day had been Reek Sunday. 12,000 people had attempted the summit (2507ft)…


Galway City, The Burren, Kerry and a Dog or Two!

30th July 2013

Galway City…. Patsy next door has holes in his roof, and still has no bathroom or toilet in his house, so he will be moving into our cottage for the next few months. Should keep it well aired for the winter! Jo. …


Londonderry and Donegal

28th July 2013

Today we headed for Londonderry/Derry…… Next stop Connemara and Galway…. Jo. …


River Esk and Hardknott

22nd July 2013

Yesterday, on what was the hottest day of the year so far, Ged, Kas, Tom and I drove to Brotherilkeld near Eskdale to walk up the River Esk to Tongue Pot for a swim. Then we would go over Hardknott and walk back down the Hardknott Pass. A six mile ci…


Six Fells From Hartsop

12th July 2013

Yesterday I drove to Hartsop for a solitary walk over some Far Eastern Fells. Brock Crags (1842ft), Rest Dodd (2278ft), The Knott (2423ft), Kidsty Pike (2560ft), High Raise (2634ft) and Rampsgill Head (2581ft) then heading down to Hayeswater and walk…


Wild Swimming in Langstrath

5th July 2013

The house looks like a bomb has hit it, and there is a gorilla suit on the top landing! Why? Tom is home from university for the summer! Yesterday Ged, Kas, Tom and I drove to Stonethwaite to walk up the Langstrath Valley to just beyond Tray Dub oppo…