Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Fairport Convention at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston 2014

5th March 2014

This year Fairport Convention actually made it to Ulverston for the first time in their 47 year history! One of the things I love about Fairport gigs is that often I am one of the youngest there! A spring chicken in a sea of grey. Not so this year, a…


Kidsty Pike to Brock Crags from Hartsop in Blue skies and Snow

24th March 2014

It had snowed in the hills on Friday night so we decided to get above the snow line on a circular walk from Hartsop. We were originally going to climb The Knott, Rampsgill Head, Kidsty Pike, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag and Gray Crag and do a circu…


London Weekend Trip

2nd March 2014

I was down in London this weekend, Brendan had a Labour Conference at the Excel Centre, so we stayed out at Beckton (via Dockland Light Railway), and I was let loose for a couple of days by myself. I used to live in London, so I know my way around. F…


Loughrigg Fell, Ambleside and Rydal Hall

10th March 2014

On Monday Brendan and I drove to Rydal Hall, parking by the church, in order to walk up Loughrigg Fell. We would have lunch in Ambleside and walk back through Rydal Park, visiting Rydal Hall. A walk of 9.5 miles. The weather was superb. Blue skies an…


Ringing The Bells of St. James the Great

19th March 2014

The bells of St. James’ Church had not been rung since 1999. The fittings were corroded and the timber frame was in a dire state. In 2007 ringer, Geoff Pullin, from Daventry was visiting his son who worked at the shipyard, and was made aware of…


Ullock Pike to Skiddaw

11th March 2014

Yet another glorious, blue sky day, so I can’t waste it. Ged, Kas and I drive to Dodd Wood to walk up to The Edge, over Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Carl Side and up to Skiddaw, then climbing down the back to Broad End and Barkbethdale, then Sou…