Monthly Archives: May 2013

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A Circuit of Thirlmere and Raven Crag

3rd May 2013

Yesterday I decided to make the most of another good weather day and walk around Thirlmere. I would also include a walk up to Raven Crag. A Central Fell Wainwright (1512ft). A walk of about 13 miles. The route along the west side of Thirlmere makes u…

Keswick To Barrow Walk

11th May 2013

I had to be up at 3am in order to catch the bus from Walney to Keswick. We got there at 5.30am just after the elite runners had set off. The queue for the loo’s took 25 minutes, so I started at 5.58am. There were well over 3000 people registere…

Loweswater, Darling Fell and Low Fell

7th May 2013

Yesterday I left home at 7.20am in order to get to Loweswater early enough to get the reflections on the water. I would walk around the lake and then head up the track towards Mosser and do the steep climb up to Darling fell, then on to Low Fell. the…

Mount Snowdon The Easy Way 2013

30th May 2013

We had planned to walk up Mt. Snowdon, but this time using a different route. Unfortunately my recent ascent of Scafell Pike had caused my knee to swell. I think another arthroscopy is imminent! The ascent of the Miners’ Track via the lakes and…

Muncaster Fell

21st May 2013

I now have a new camera a try out! Like my old one, it is a Canon Ixus, this time the 230, which is tiny. I have upgraded from 10mp to 12mp, a 5x zoom to an 8x, and from a 37mm lens to a 28mm, meaning it has a wider angle lens and so […]

Portmeirion 2013

31st May 2013

At the end of May we had a few days in Portmeirion. I have been visiting Portmeirion since 1984, when I was 22. It provided the set for the 1968 TV series ‘The Prisoner’.   …

Portmeirion Walks 2013

31st May 2013

There were quite a few walks you could do from the hotel. An excellent three days! Jo. …

Scafell Pike with Leigh and Deb

27th May 2013

I send my walking emails to Claire, an American from South Carolina who lives in Barrow, and she forwards them on to friends of her’s in the States. Two of those friends are Leigh and Deb from Richmond, Virginia. Leigh is an old college friend…