Yearly Archives: 2006

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A Quick Run up Helm Crag

31st March 2006

Went to Grasmere today via Hayes Garden Center, and climbed up Helm Crag,1329 ft (405m). Compared to Kirk Fell this is classified on the Sweeney Scale as easy peasy with bells on. From the car park to the summit took under half an hour! Back in Grasm…

A walk up Pike o’ Blisco

11th September 2006

Today Ged, Kas and me went to Great Langdale to take a walk up to Pile o’ Blisco. It was very hazy, still, but warm. We were not hopeful of any views, but could do with the exercise! Only a short walk of under 5 miles. It took us four hours. Jo…


29th October 2006

Went up Blackcombe (1970ft) the big Fell you can see looking across from Walney Island. I last went up in the snow.Ged and Kas came too. We parked by the church. A good little walk.  …

Blackcombe in Snow

4th March 2006

As the sun was shining and snow was on them there hills we decided to go up Black Combe (1970ft). The path up is simple and you can`t get lost. Thankfully it wasn`t slippy in the least but it did get cold and a bit windy towards the summit. We set ou…

Blencathra via Halls Fell

26th July 2006

Went up Blencathra (2847ft above Keswick) with Ged and Kas the dog on Wednesday, via Halls Fell and ridge. I went up this way last Easter but without my camera, so I did it all again! Halls Fell is the ridge that leads to the top summit (seen below)…


3rd April 2006

Went to Catbells on the shore of Derwent Water. (1481ft). Went with Tom, Ged and Kas (6 months old) the dog again. Another good day. Weather was excellent too. Jo….

Coniston Old Man

24th June 2006

Went up Coniston Old Man yesterday (2633ft). The weather was dull and overcast, but the wind of the last few days had died down. I got to Torver about 9.45 and parked the car on the side of the road and headed up the lane. It`s 3 3/4 miles to the top…

Dollywaggon Pike to Whiteside

9th November 2006

Another great visibility Thursday! Time for another solitary walk. Decided to go to Dunmail Raise again for another walk up Raise Beck Cascades to Grisedale Tarn. From there I would go to Dollywaggon Pike summit(2810ft) and via the ridges to High Cra…

Easedale Tarn

3rd April 2006

Went to Easedale Tarn today. Tom, Ged, Kas the dog and me set out from Grasmere and walked up Sour Milk Gill. All in all a good day out. Jo….

Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag

30th August 2006

The weather was not looking too good so we chose to go the the Eastern Fells, even though when we set off mist was all over them. By the time we got there the mist had lifted. Rain was due in the late afternoon so we had about 5 hours of clearish wea…

Gummers How with Brendan, Tom and Alex

8th October 2006

We took a walk up to Gummers How with Tom’s friend Alex. A good little walk as always. Jo. …

Harrison Stickle

6th April 2006

Yesterday Tom was on a Church Youth Group trip so Ged and I decided to do a walk that We wouldn`t have been able to do with Tom. We decided on Harrison Stickle, the highest of the Langdale Pikes at 2415 ft (736m). Got back to the car park with minute…

Helvellyn, a Quick Up and Down.

10th February 2006

I took advantage of the good weather and a day off and decided to have a quick, lone walk up Helvellyn. I had been up in August but had forgotten my camera, but not yesterday. It took an hour and a half to get down. I then went for a hot and wet mug…

Humphrey Head

23rd August 2006

Tom and me went to Humphrey Head. It looks out across Morecambe Bay. We climbed up to the top. Just a short walk. …

Illgill Head to Whin Rigg

3rd July 2006

Decided to go up from Wasdale Head to Illgill Head, on the side of Wast Water, and known as the Wast Water Screes (2000ft). A circular walk along the tops of the screes to Whin Rigg, down to Nether Wasdale and back along the Lake to where we started….

Kirk Fell

23rd March 2006

Day off today so I decided to go to Wastwater again. I had lunch there and then went to Wasdale Head for a coffee at the pub. Once in the pub I got my map out and then decided to walk up Kirk Fell, 2630ft (802m). It goes straight up….then it ge…

Mellbreak 2006

29th April 2006

Decided to climb Mellbreak this morning (1675ft). As it is the Bank Holiday weekend we thought we would stick to the quiet west side. Going via Cleator. We parked just past the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater. This is where this picture is taken from…

Mosedale Horseshoe on a Blue Sky Day

2nd November 2006

On a Thursday in November I set off at dawn for Wasdale, in order to do a solitary walk of the Mosedale Horseshoe. The fells would include Pillar (via Robinson’s Cairn), Scoat Fell, Steeple and Red Pike. I stopped off on Walney Island Promenade…

Red Pike to High Crag from Buttermere on a Blue Sky Day

18th July 2006

The hottest day of the year so far (over 30C) and Ged and I decide to go to Buttermere and climb Red Pike via Bleaberry Tarn (2479ft), then a ridge walk to High Stile (2644ft) then High Crag (2443ft), and back down the side of Buttermere. The walk to…

Scafell Pike on my own via Mickledore in Blue Skies

5th May 2006

It was such a nice day I decided to go up Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England at 3,210ft. I went up by myself going from Wasdale via Brown Tongue and Mickledore. The route up to Mickledore can be seen below, just follow the Gill up. There w…

Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn

15th October 2006

Sunday was due to be a nice day so we decided to go up Seat Sandal (2415ft). Took Tom and his friend Alex.The walk started from Dunmail Raise up Raise Beck Cascades to Grisedale Tarn. Went for a Coffee and cake in Grasmere. Very naughty!…

Top o’ Selside 2006

28th January 2006

Parked just past High Nibthwaite and took a walk up the fell on the East side of Coniston. Great views today and warm weather. Nothing like the weather forecast said! Bit of snow on Helvellyn? We then went to Coniston village and had a drink at the B…

Whitbarrow Scar and Lord’s Seat

7th November 2006

Today Ged, Kas and me went to Mill Side at Witherslack to climb up to Whitbarrow Scar for the walk to Lord’s Seat. A walk of about five miles. We parked on the roadside at Mill Side. Not much of a view today, a lot of low cloud. The walk is on…


9th October 2006

Finally a nice day with good visibility. Ged, Kas and I went up Yewbarrow (2058ft) shown on the left of the photo below, half in sunlight. A good day! Jo….