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Yewbarrow House Gardens, Grange Over Sands.

On Sunday we visited Yewbarrow House gardens in Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, which were open as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. This was the fourth time this year the gardens had been open, and our first visit. The garden belongs to local hot...

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Buckbarrow and Seatallan

On Friday Ged and I drove to just east of Harrow Head to walk up to Buckbarrow and Seatallan, parking in a small off road space amongst the bracken. On our return to Buckbarrow we would walk the entire length of its precipitous edge. The walk was 7.5...

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Dalton Town Band at Bowness

On Bank Holiday Monday I played with Dalton Town Band at the Glebe bandstand in Bowness on Windermere. A coach had been organised to take us there and back, so we could go early and have a day out with no parking problems. We arrived about half past...

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Bellringers’ walk to North Walney

On Sunday the bellringers from St. James the Great, Barrow in Furness met up in the North Scale car park to walk the new coastal footpath. We would not go all the way to the north end today, but take the path through the fields to the tarns. A walk o...

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Gowbarrow Fell, Alison’s 214th

On Sunday Alison was celebrating walking her final Wainwright, Gowbarrow Fell. I had been on her sister Lucy’s last Wainwright walk (Hallin Fell in pouring rain) and her mum, Sue’s (High Rigg in sunshine), and Sue and Derek had been with...

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Three Torver Tarns with Tom

On Saturday Tom wanted to do a walk where we would be home before lunch, So we parked in the lay-by where the Cumbria Way path crosses the main road towards Torver, just past Sunny Bank. There are spaces for about six cars here. We arrived about 8.30...

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Devoke Water Circuit

On Sunday my son Tom and I drove over Birker Fell to walk a circuit of Devoke Water via Seat How, Water Crag and Rough Crag. The two mile walk took us two and a quarter hours. We parked on the Birker Fell Road at about 8.30am. The spaces were full of...

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Wetherlam via Steel Edge

On Friday I drove to Tilberthwaite to climb up Wetherlam via Steel Edge. A walk of six miles. I left home about 6.30am. It is under an hours drive, so I should be up and down before it gets too hot. Unfortunately the road between Coniston and Tilbert...

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Bowscale Tarn, High Pike & Carrock Fell

On Thursday I drove with Ged through Mungrisdale to Bowscale, parking in the parking spaces opposite the track up to Bowscale Tarn. We would walk up to the tarn then descend back to the valley floor, cross the river and walk up to Carrock Mine, then...

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