Category Archives: Other Peaks

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Arthur’s Seat Walk, Edinburgh

21st January 2017

We arrived on our four day trip to Edinburgh in blue skies and sunshine. We had come to view the Turner paintings in the Scottish National Gallery, which are only on view in January due to the low light levels. As it was such a nice day, after droppi…


Dent Fell from Cleator Moor

27th September 2016

On Tuesday afternoon I was ringing at St. John’s, Cleator Moor. So after ringing I thought I would take the opportunity to climb up to Dent summit, which I had never done before. The weather was poor in the morning, but it was due to improve, b…


A walk up Carran from the cottage.

24th August 2015

We have not climbed up Carran (2000ft) for a couple of years, so we decide to climb it via a different route and take in the summit of Knockantooreen too. It is a walk we can do from the cottage, as Carran is the mountain that looms over us. The walk…


Mount Brandon, County Kerry 2014

1st September 2014

It had rained for most of the first week we were in Kerry, so on the first day when it was not going to rain and the clouds were above the summits, we drove to the Dingle Peninsula to climb Mount Brandon (3127ft), the highest mountain in Ireland outs…


Seven Sisters via the South Downs Way with Fr. John.

23rd September 2013

Brendan and I went down to Brighton for the Labour Party Conference. We stayed with designer and author Joanna Osborne and her husband, composer and author Orlando Gough and their fine lurcher, Nell. Their house on Sillwood Road used to be a Theatric…


Torc Mountain in County Kerry, Ireland

2nd August 2013

The weather has not been kind enough to go over to Dingle to climb Mount Brandon. So we do a mountain that is smaller and nearer. Torc Mountain is near Muckross, Killarney. It is 1,775ft high. It is a there and back walk of about 5 miles. A good litt…


Dalton Crags, Boxing Day 2012

26th December 2012

For our annual Boxing Day family and friends walk, we all met up at Hutton Roof Crags Quarry car park, near Burton in Kendal, to climb Dalton Crags. An excellent, little two hour walk to work off the calories of Christmas Day! (Calories all put back…


Mount Snowdon

19th January 2012

On Tuesday morning after an early breakfast we headed for Llanberis to climb Mount Snowdon (3560ft) via the Llanberis path, a walk of nine miles. On the way we stopped at Llyn Gwynant to take some photos across the lake. It was very still, but the mi…


Warton Crags, Boxing Day 2011

26th December 2011

It is that time of the year again! An excellent day! …


Pilgrimage Walk from Kilgarvan to Gougane Barra

25th September 2011

Brendan and I flew to Cork in Ireland last Friday to take part in the annual Gougane Sunday Pilgrimage Walk from Kilgarvan in County Kerry across the mountains to Gougane Barra in County Cork, then to the St Finbarr’s church on the lake for a M…


Gap of Dunloe and Purple Mountain, Ireland.

12th July 2011

The weather was perfect today so we headed off early via Moll`s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney to walk the Gap of Dunloe up to Purple Mountain (2730ft), over An Chathair and Tomies Mountain and back to Kate Kearney`s Cottage. A circular walk of about…


Croaghmore on Great Blasket, Ireland

10th July 2011

After an Irish Breakfast at the B&B we headed along the Dingle coast line to Dunquin and the small ferry boat over to Great Blasket, to climb Croaghmore on the largest of the Blasket Islands. Great Blasket was once inhabited by a Gaelic-speaking…


Mount Brandon, Ireland

7th July 2011

We drove to the Dingle Peninsula to climb Mount Brandon (3127ft), the highest mountain in Ireland outside of the Macgillycuddy Reeks. Named after St. Brendan. We took the Pilgrimage route called the Saint`s Road which goes up from the west. Brendan h…


Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s Highest Mountain

14th August 2008

Friday was one of the few decent days, it rained a lot over the two weeks and the mist was down over the Reeks on most days . We set off from the cottage at 7.50am and picked Steve up at eight (Brendan`s second cousin who has the farm two miles down…


Crete: Samaria Gorge Walk

10th June 2008

The last time we visited Crete we walked the Samaria Gorge which we thoroughly enjoyed so this time we did it again with Tom. The Gorge is the longest in europe at 18km (11 miles) long. It is formed by a river flowing between Mount Volakias to the we…


Camping on Carran Summit, Ireland

8th August 2007

Our cottage at Knockanuha is 800ft up Carran. We often take a walk up, but it is pathless and not that easy. There was actually disbelief from many of the local farmers that I`d done this. They thought it would be too scarey up there for a woman on h…