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Loughrigg Fell & Rydal Water

Thursday was another glorious day. The 6.30am Radio Cumbria ‘Fells forecast’ said there was mist in the valleys, so a thermal inversion was on the cards. The blue skies meant that it would also be a great day to capture the autumn colours...

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Burney

Today was another rare blue sky day so I headed, once again, for Grizebeck and the A5092, turning off on the road sign-posted to Woodland, between Beanthwaite and Gawthwaite. I was going to do a circular walk up to Burney, another of Wainwright...

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Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Heights

Today was a rare blue sky day so I headed for Grizebeck and the A5092, turning off on the road sign-posted to Woodland, between Beanthwaite and Gawthwaite. It is a long, narrow, single track road. There is a parking spot directly opposite the Giant...

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Brant Fell

On Monday I drove alongside Windermere turning on to the B5284 that goes to Crook. I take the road to Heathwaite, parking in one of the many spaces near the track to Bowness. I am going to walk up to Brant Fell. Another walk from Wainwright’s...

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Hugill Fell and Reston Scar

On Wednesday Ged and I walked two more fells from Wainwright’s ‘Outlying Fells’ book. Hugill Fell and Reston Scar, from Staveley. Unlike in Wainwright’s time these fells can be done as one walk, as there are now gates in the s...

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School Knott & Grandsire

On Wednesday Ged and I did a very easy 3.3 mile walk up to School Knott and Grandsire. The schools went back today, so naturally it was blue skies and sunshine, and quiet! These fells are in Wainwright’s Outlying Fell book, but this route avoid...

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Grike & Crag Fell

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,...

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

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...

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