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Kidsty Pike

My first hill walk for nearly a month, and my first with Ged since July. The recent weather has been very wet and windy. We decide to drive to Hartsop and walk up to The Knott, and on to Kidsty Pike and Rampsgill Head. A walk of six and a quarter mil...

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Grange Bandstand

On Sunday afternoon I played with the South Cumbria Brass Band at Grange-Over-Sands bandstand. What could possibly be more British? It was my first time playing in a proper bandstand. There were also no sheep! 🙁 Or livestock of any description, so...

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Middle Fell & Greendale Tarn with Fr. John

On Tuesday I was meeting up with Fr. John at Greendale, near Wasdale, for a walk up to Middle Fell, which is just under 2000ft. This is quite an easy walk with good views and only four miles long. It started to rain as I reached Wastwater, then it po...

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Garden Photos 2019

I haven’t posted a garden blog since 2015. After a few requests to see how my garden was growing, I have finally gotten around to it! When we moved in in 1991 the garden was just a field. All the houses had previously bought the field behind th...

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High Spy & Maiden Moor with Fr. John

On Thursday I drove to Keswick for 8.30am, and met up with Father John in the car park of Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Charles Church. I left my car and he drove us to Grange, where we parked next to the Methodist Church and started our walk towards...

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Cartmel Show

On Wednesday I played with The South Cumbria Brass Band at Cartmel Show. We were playing from 12-4pm, but I arrived at 10am so I could have a look around the show before we started. It was a much bigger event than North Lonsdale, the previous week. T...

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Arnison Crag with Fr. John

Fr. John drove up from Surrey early this morning, we aimed to meet in the car park at Patterdale at 8.30am, and do a gentle hill walk so John could acclimatise to the Cumbrian mountains after the South Downs. He would then head off to Cockermouth pre...

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Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show

Playing with the South Cumbria Brass Band at the Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show. There had been torrential rain the night before, and on previous days, so it was going to be a bit muddy. Walking boots required! The forecast wasn’t too good,...

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