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Causey Pike with the Pollocks

On Friday I was invited by Andy and Jo to join their walk up to Causey Pike and Scar Crags. Myself and all four of the Pollock family are bell ringers at St. James in Barrow. Due to Covid there is no bell ringing, but at least for now we can do a soc...

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Grizedale Forest Silurian Way

On Wednesday I drove back to Moor Top car park in Grizedale Forest to cycle the Silurian Way, plus a few detours to see tarns and sculptures. My total route would be 18 miles. The 14 mile Silurian way encompasses both sides of the forest. ...

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Sheffield Pike & Glenridding Dodd

Today we planned to walk up to Sheffield Pike via Glenridding Dodd. We parked in the lay-by below Stybarrow Crag, near Glenridding, on the side of Ullswater. We would take the route up beside Mossdale Beck and return via Glencoyne Head down to Seldom...

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Hawkshead Moor Cycle Trail

The weather had improved after the wet and windy weekend, so I drove to Moor Top car park in Grizedale Forest to cycle the Hawkshead Moor Trail and the Goosey Foot Tarn Trail. 10.5 miles and 2 miles. The car park is currently free. Although these are...

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Grizedale Forest Cycle

On Thursday afternoon we drove to the Bogle Crag car park at Grizedale Forest. I was going to cycle the Grizedale Tarn Trail (10km/6 miles), Brendan would walk the Bogle Crag Trail (5km/3 miles) and son, Tom would run a combination of the two (5km)....

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Cycling the Ennerdale Valley

Wednesday was going to be too hot to head up a mountain, so we decided to cycle the Ennerdale Valley from Bowness Knot to Black Sail Hut. Riding up on the left side of the valley and coming back the other. A ride of 12.8 miles on forest roads. Ged an...

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Steel Fell to Helm Crag

On Monday I did a socially distanced walk with Ged. We both took our own cars and drove to the lay-by on the A591, by Town Head, near Grasmere. We would be walking the Greenburn Round. This includes Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag....

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Stainton Pike via Whitfell

Today son, Tom and I drove to the top of the Corney Fell Road to walk to Stainton Pike. Wainwright’s route goes through a farm, hence the alternative route chosen. We would also include Buckbarrow, Whitfell and a detour down to Rowantree Force,...

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Muncaster Fell

Brendan and I had planned to walk up Great Worm Crag and Green Crag today from the Birker Fell road, but the road was closed, so instead we drove to Muncaster, to walk up Muncaster Fell. Due to lockdown this is my first fell walk in nearly two months...

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