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Woodland Fell

On Wednesday I walked one of Wainwright’s Outlying Fell walks with Belinda. I’ve known Belinda since 1985, when we both played on the same pub pool team. We then went on to play for Barrow together, then for Cumbria, and both of us won th...

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Staveley Fell

The last day of 2019 was to be a sunny one, so Brendan and I drove to Chapel House car park (less than half a mile past Staveley Church) for a walk up to Staveley Fell. This fell is one of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells, but this route up is diffe...

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Winter Banding 2019

Nearly three years ago, when I retired from teaching, I decided that I needed a new challenge. I’d always thought that being able to play in a brass band would be both interesting and rewarding, but I’d never even held a brass instrument,...

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Catbells

With one thing and another it has been a month since my last walk. I decide on Catbells, good views for minimal effort! Plus there could be snow! The weather was only going to be reasonable in the morning, so we went early. ...

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Caw from Seathwaite

On Friday I drove to Seathwaite with Ged in order to climb up Caw, which I haven’t been up for ten years. Last time I went up from Kiln Bank, climbing straight up the fell from the south. So this would be a new route. ...

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Blea Tarn & Side Pike

This morning I got up early to drive to Blea Tarn car park via Little Langdale. I usually go via Great Langdale, as Little Langdale is dreadful to drive through as it is single track and I always end up having to reverse several times. Thankfully I w...

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Knock Murton and Cogra Moss

On Monday I drove with Ged via the Corney and Cold Fell roads to Ennerdale Bridge, turning right in Kirklands to the road that leads along the west face of Knock Murton. It was a beautiful blue sky day. We planned to walk up Knock Murton and do a cir...

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Eastbourne to Cuckmere Haven

A walk from Eastbourne Pier via Beachy Head, Belle Tout Lighthouse, Birling Gap and The Seven Sisters to Cuckmere Haven. I had walked the Seven Sisters six years ago with Fr. John, but I fancied doing them again and extending the walk to include a co...

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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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