Yearly Archives: 2018

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Beacon Fell & Tarn

26th February 2018

My knee replacement operation is looming, so I am hoping to get in a couple of easy walks before my walking hiatus. On Monday Ged and I went to Blawith Common, on the shores of Coniston Water, to walk up to Beacon Tarn and Beacon Fell. An easy walk o…


Bell Ringers’ Walk from Beetham

10th August 2018

On Saturday the St. James’ bell ringers and friends went for a ring and a walk in Beetham. Thankfully the sun was shining on us! Thanks to Tower Captain, Andy for organising the walk. Our walk was part of the Beetham Heritage Walk (see map ). T…


Bigland Barrow

3rd July 2018

On Tuesday I made an early start, beginning my solo, circular walk at 8am, when it was still cool. Bigland Barrow, via Bigland Tarn. A walk of just under four miles. Another glorious day! Bigland Barrow is one of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells. Th…


Boat How with Fr. John

7th August 2018

On Tuesday I did a walk with Father John, who is up for his annual lakes holiday, and holding the fort for Fr. Tom in the Keswick and Cockermouth parishes. As I am still not up to the big fells yet, I thought we could do Boat How, another Wainwright…


Dentdale

9th February 2018

This is the first walk that I have done with Ged since July, as he has been ill. So today’s walk is just a gentle stroll in nice surroundings. We head for the Yorkshire Dales and Sedbergh, to do a circular walk into the Dentdale Valley. The sta…


Gummers How and Reservoir

30th June 2018

On Saturday morning Brendan and I went for a circular walk up Gummers How, returning via the reservoir. For the past five years I have used a walking pole with a walking stick handle, it has been excellent at taking the weight off my knee on routes d…


Hallin Fell: Lucy’s Final 214

2nd June 2018

On Saturday I aimed to climb my first Wainwright summit since my knee replacement 12 weeks ago! Hallin Fell on the side of Ullswater. This was to celebrate Lucy Fryer’s final, 214th Wainwright.The plan was for 20 family and friends to catch the…


Haweswater & Shap Abbey

8th July 2018

On Sunday Brendan and I drove to Haweswater. We parked opposite The Rigg on a hard standing layby, just before the gated Old Corpse Road that leads over to Swindale. The best views are to be had from up high. From there we would be able to see how mu…


Hesk Fell

1st August 2018

On Wednesday Brendan, Tom (home for a holiday) and I drove to the Birker Fell Road for a walk up Hesk Fell. One of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells. He says it is a dull climb, which is true, but the views are good, or at least they would be on a be…


Kadampa Buddhist Temple Walk

26th January 2018

My knee replacement operation was cancelled. Hopefully it will be done by the end of March. But this means that I can still get out and about! I have been promising myself that I would return to the Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre on a blue sky d…


Newton Fell (South)

9th July 2018

On Monday Ged and I drove to Lindale turning on to the Back o’ the Fell Road and parking opposite the main public footpath shown on the OS map. This would lead us up to Dixon Heights on Newton Fell where there are a couple of ruined towers to s…


Raven Crag

23rd June 2018

On Saturday Brendan and I drove to the north end of Thirlmere, parking opposite the dam road. We were going to walk up to Raven Crag for what should have been a two mile, under two hour walk, but turned out to be a seven mile, five and a half hour wa…


Walla Crag

9th August 2018

Yesterday Fr. John had a fall on High Spy, cracking his head on a rock and bruising his ribs. Thankfully he is okay, but needs a few days to recover. Brendan had planned to meet up with friend, Val, for lunch in Keswick anyway, so I did the Walla Cra…


Walney Lighthouse Views and a Sunset Walk.

24th May 2018

Fellow bell ringer and lighthouse cottage resident, Clarissa, had invited us round to see the views from the top of the Lighthouse which is situated in the Nature Reserve at the southern most point on Walney Island. The lighthouse was built in 1804,…