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Birkhouse Moor and Catstycam

On Monday we drove to Glenridding to walk up Birkhouse Moor (2356ft) and Catstycam (2920ft) via the Mires Beck Route, returning down the valley via Greenside Mine. A walk of eight miles. The weather was excellent, not too hot, with a bit of a breeze....

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High Crag & High Stile

On Wednesday Brendan and I drove over the Honister Pass to Gatesgarth, by Buttermere. Only £4 to park all day. Brendan would walk around the lake and I would go up to Seat, High Crag (2441ft) and High Stile (2648ft), returning back the same way. A wa...

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Steel Knotts to Bonscale Pike

On Monday Ged and I drove to the other side of Ullswater, parking at St. Peter’s Church, Martindale, in order to climb Steel Knotts (1414ft),  Wether Hill (2210ft), Loadpot Hill (2201ft) and Bonscale Pike (1718ft). A walk of 8.3 miles.The...

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Beacon Hill and Knott

On Monday Ged and I went to finish off the bits of Saturday’s Great Asby Scar walk. This would include the Beacon Hill Monument, Knott Trig Point and the Thunder Stone. A walk of just over four miles. I took up Andy’s suggestion of starti...

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Great Asby Scar

On Saturday the Barrow St. James’ bell ringers and friends walked up to Great Asby Scar, a limestone pavement, before ringing the bells at Orton and Appleby. We were to meet up at Sunbiggin Tarn for 9am. The weather was excellent! ...

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Eel Tarn, Eskdale

Today Ged and I were going to Eskdale to follow a circular route up to Eel Tarn. A walk of six miles. It will include following the River Esk, crossing various bridges, two pubs, waterfalls, a mill, St Catherine’s Church and the awkward steppin...

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Tilberthwaite Walk

On Friday I was meeting up with some bell ringing friends at Tilberthwaite to do a walk that incorporated some geology. Sue’s daughter, Lucy is a geology teacher. Andy’s son Jason is studying geology at A level, and Andy’s brother,...

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Harter Fell and Small Water

On Monday Ged and I drove to Mardale Head in order to walk up to Harter Fell (2,552ft). We would go up via the Gatescarth Pass, enjoy the snow on the summit, and descend down past Small Water on the Nan Bield Pass. A walk of five miles. ...

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Kelly Hall Tarn

The following blog shows the same walk on two consecutive days, one in low cloud, one in sunshine and blue skies. Naturally most of the photos come from the second day. I had been in Ulverston in the morning, for brass band practice, so I was already...

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