Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Buttermere with Fr. John

18th August 2020

Yesterday Fr John and I had planned to walk up Mellbreak, but the weather was not very agreeable, being low cloud, poor visibility and rain, so we did the walk around Buttermere instead. Five gentle miles with some shelter in the woods. We parked at…


Cycle to Walney Island Lighthouse

15th August 2020

I was going to be cycling down to visit fellow bell ringer, Clarissa, at her cottage in South Walney Nature Reserve which is 9.1 miles from our house. Brendan and Tom would come later in the car, parking at the reserve and walking through the reserve…


Dale Head with Fr. John

24th August 2020

On Monday I met Fr. John in the Seatoller NT car park for a walk up to Dale Head via Rigg Head Quarries and back down to Honister via Yew Crag Quarries. A walk of five miles. The walk had taken us four hours and forty five minutes. Another excellent…


High Rigg, Sue’s 214th!

8th August 2020

On Saturday Tom and I drove to Legburthwaite car park in St. John’s-in-the-Vale. We left early to make sure we allowed enough time for tourist traffic on a hot weekend. We made good time, it took us under an hour and a half to reach the car par…


Hodbarrow With Friends

23rd August 2020

On Sunday I met up with some bell ringing friends for a waterside walk around Cumbria’s largest coastal lagoon. This would take us along the causeway and include visits to the restored lighthouse, a hide, an old windmill, the old lighthouse and an op…


Mellbreak with Fr. John

20th August 2020

On Thursday Fr. John and I did the walk we were going to do on Tuesday, before rain stopped play, Mellbreak. The weather was excellent, but it was going to be gale force winds on the summits, but not to worry, as we had options. Our walk was just und…


Mini-walks, sunsets, a moon etc….

30th August 2020

A few mini-walks to Earnse Bay, Walney Island, from home. Some sunsets, a moon art installation, and a walk along the shores of Derwent Water. None warranted their own post, so I’ve put them all together in one. Jo.   …