Monthly Archives: April 2012

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A Long Walk Around Skiddaw

15th April 2012

On Sunday Brendan and I drove to Dodd Wood, parking on the free car parking spaces on the road just outside Mirehouse in order to start a 19 mile circuit of Skiddaw. We would include Latrigg (1203ft). The 19 mile walk had taken eight hours and 15 min…

A long walk in Ennerdale

5th April 2012

Yesterday Brendan and I drove to Ennerdale, parking at Bleach Green in order to walk around the lake and on to Black Sail Hut at the head of the Ennerdale Valley, taking a different path there and back. A walk of 16 miles. All good training for Brend…

Coniston to Barrow Walk

22nd April 2012

Yesterday Brendan and I did the Coniston to Barrow walk, a mere 23 miles! It is the last 22 miles of the infamous 40 mile Keswick to Barrow Walk. It would be a good training session and route familiariser. We caught the bus to Ulverston and then on t…

Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

30th April 2012

Yesterday was due to be a warm, sunny day, but windy so I drove to Walthwaite bottom parking in the free car park just north of Elterwater Village. As it was forecast to be 50mph gusts on the fell tops I opted for a low level walk. I had only been ov…

Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Elterwater

12th April 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Elterwater to climb Lingmoor (1540ft) and Side Pike and to return to Elterwater via Blea Tarn, The Wrynose Pass and Slater Bridge. A walk of just under 10 miles. We then headed back to Elterwater stopping for a coffe…