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Boat How with Fr. John

On Tuesday I did a walk with Father John, who is up for his annual lakes holiday, and holding the fort for Fr. Tom in the Keswick and Cockermouth parishes. As I am still not up to the big fells yet, I thought we could do Boat How, another Wainwright...

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Hesk Fell

On Wednesday Brendan, Tom (home for a holiday) and I drove to the Birker Fell Road for a walk up Hesk Fell. One of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells. He says it is a dull climb, which is true, but the views are good, or at least they would be on a be...

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Liverpool & Ulverston Canal Gala

A trip to Liverpool to meet up with my sister, Ness. Plus the Ulverston Training Brass Band entertains the crowds at the Ulverston Canal Gala. I play First Cornet…..sometimes even in the right place! 😉 The day we went to Liverpool was rather...

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Newton Fell (South)

On Monday Ged and I drove to Lindale turning on to the Back o’ the Fell Road and parking opposite the main public footpath shown on the OS map. This would lead us up to Dixon Heights on Newton Fell where there are a couple of ruined towers to s...

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Haweswater & Shap Abbey

On Sunday Brendan and I drove to Haweswater. We parked opposite The Rigg on a hard standing layby, just before the gated Old Corpse Road that leads over to Swindale. The best views are to be had from up high. From there we would be able to see how mu...

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Bigland Barrow

On Tuesday I made an early start, beginning my solo, circular walk at 8am, when it was still cool. Bigland Barrow, via Bigland Tarn. A walk of just under four miles. Another glorious day! Bigland Barrow is one of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells. Th...

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Gummers How and Reservoir

On Saturday morning Brendan and I went for a circular walk up Gummers How, returning via the reservoir. For the past five years I have used a walking pole with a walking stick handle, it has been excellent at taking the weight off my knee on routes d...

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Raven Crag

On Saturday Brendan and I drove to the north end of Thirlmere, parking opposite the dam road. We were going to walk up to Raven Crag for what should have been a two mile, under two hour walk, but turned out to be a seven mile, five and a half hour wa...

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Hallin Fell: Lucy’s Final 214

On Saturday I aimed to climb my first Wainwright summit since my knee replacement 12 weeks ago! Hallin Fell on the side of Ullswater. This was to celebrate Lucy Fryer’s final, 214th Wainwright.The plan was for 20 family and friends to catch the...

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