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Burnbank, Blake & Gavel Fells

The weather has been wet and windy for a couple of weeks, but finally we have a good day, so myself and Brendan drove to the parking spaces at Fangs Brow, above Loweswater, to walk up to Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Gavel Fell, returning via High No...

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Woodland Walks

The recent poor weather has kept me off the fells, but this has meant that I had time to do some local woodland walks instead. Below are three of them. How Tun Wood in Barrow, Millwood from Dalton, but first a walk from the Manjushri Buddhist Centre,...

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Bootle, Drigg, Seascale & Saltcoats

On Sunday we decided on a walk along the beaches of Bootle, Drigg, Seascale and Saltcoats. It seems like I pass signposts for these places almost on a weekly basis, but never seem to have the time to detour and visit them. Today we would devote the w...

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Potter Fell & Tarns

The weather wasn’t too bad on Thursday, sunshine and showers, so Ged and I drove to the back road between Staveley and Bowston. We were going to walk the Wainwright Outlying Fell route up to Potter Fell. This includes Potter Tarn, Brunt Knott,...

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Crag Fell via Grike

On Sunday the weather was excellent so Brendan, Tom and I drove to the many parking spaces just south of the Kinniside Stone Circle to walk to Crag Fell via Grike. The walk is 6 miles. A easy walk, with superb views for minimal effort. ...

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Warnscale Bothy & Fleetwith Pike

On Thursday I left home at 5.30am to drive to Gatesgarth. It was going to be a glorious day and not wanting to be among the hoards that head to Buttermere, I thought it wise to get up early and beat the rush. I parked in the car park, still only £4 f...

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Sedgwick

Brendan’s cousin Siobhan and husband, Paul, were house-sitting for mutual friends Bernie and Steve at their home in the village of Sedgwick, Cumbria. We were invited for lunch and a walk. It was a circular walk along the old canal tow-path to N...

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Darling Fell and Low Fell

Ged and I had planned to walk up Grasmoor by the Lads How route, but when we got near Keswick the weather was dull and overcast, so we changed our plan and decided on Darling Fell and Low Fell instead. The views would be similar, but the effort to se...

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