Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Arthur’s Seat Walk, Edinburgh

21st January 2017

We arrived on our four day trip to Edinburgh in blue skies and sunshine. We had come to view the Turner paintings in the Scottish National Gallery, which are only on view in January due to the low light levels. As it was such a nice day, after droppi…


Bellringers’ Walk up Hampsfell

14th January 2017

On Saturday the Barrow St. James’ bell ringers met up at the top of the Grange to Cartmel Road at 11.30am, to walk up Hampsfell. It was blue skies and sunshine, but still quite cold, and there was snow on the mountains. It was a short walk, jus…


Christmas Bells and Walks

2nd January 2017

A few bits and pieces from over the Christmas period. Happy New Year! Jo.   …


Dundee by the Forth Rail Bridge

23rd January 2017

We went to Dundee by rail over the Forth Rail Bridge and the Tay Bridge. My late Grandfather, Alexander Green, was born here, but I had never been to visit. We would have a walk around for four hours and see the sights. Dundee proved to be an interes…


Edinburgh Walks

22nd January 2017

One of the best things about the City of Edinburgh is that everything is in walking distance, so walk we did! I used ‘Great Breaks: Edinburgh’ (Insight Guides) to plan where to go. Next up is Dundee. Brendan wanted to go over the Forth Ra…


Tarn Hows and Black Crag

4th January 2017

On Wednesday I had planned to walk up to Black Crag from Yew Tree Tarn, but the road to Skelwith Bridge from Coniston was closed for re-surfacing, so I had to start from Tarn Hows instead. This is an easy walk at the best of times, but starting from…