Monthly Archives: August 2018

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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…


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…


Gowbarrow Fell & Aira Force with Fr. John

16th August 2018

On Thursday the forecast was for sunny intervals and showers. I met Fr. John at the NT car park at Aira Force for our walk up to Gowbarrow via the Ullswater terrace route. A circular walk of just under five miles. The last time I did this walk it onl…


Grike & Crag Fell

31st August 2018

The weather was excellent, so we wanted an easy walk with good views. Crag Fell is an easy walk, and the views are one of the best in The Lakes. We could add Grike, another Wainwright, on the way too. The walk is on reasonably good tracks and grass,…


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…


R.I.P Kas the Blind Fell Walking Dog (2005-18)

18th August 2018

Ged’s dog, Kas, had to be put to sleep last week. A sad day. Despite being blind Kas found freedom in the fells, and loved to go out walking with us. He only went on a lead for awkward descents, or precipitous edges. He totally ignored sheep an…


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…