Yearly Archives: 2022

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Artlecrag Pike, Branstree and Selside Pike

13th September 2022

On Tuesday Sue and I went to Haweswater to climb the north ridge of Artlecrag Pike and then on to Branstree and Selside Pike. Sue is newly retired, so when the new school year restarted and there was a nice day, she was able to join me on a fellwalk….

Beetham Deer Park

5th September 2022

I went to Beetham Nurseries and as it was a nice day I took a walk into the Deer Park. This walk is only a couple of miles and only takes an hour or so, an easy stroll. Jo. …

Beetham Heritage Walk

25th April 2022

On Monday I visited Beetham Nurseries, near Milnthorpe. Afterwards I did the Beetham Heritage Walk. I had done part of it in 2018 with the bellringers of St. James. The walk is 7 miles and includes an Ice Age erratic, woods, limestone pavement, the F…

Bell Ringers’ Walk from Dalton to Ireleth and Marton

19th March 2022

Barrow St. James’ Tower Captain, Andy, had organised another bell ringers’ walk to be led by Ulverston St. Mary’s ringer, Linda. We were to meet at St. Mary’s Church Dalton, where the afternoon’s Furness Ringing Meeting…

Bigland Tarn & Bigland Barrow

25th August 2022

On Thursday afternoon Ged and I did a walk up to Bigland Tarn and Bigland Barrow. A four mile, easy circular walk that takes less than two and a half hours. An excellent and easy, little walk for a sunny day. Jo. …

Black Crag and Tarn Hows via Tom Gill

12th December 2022

On Monday the weather was set to be sunny but very cold. I wanted to get in some snow, but without the danger of slippery roads. So I chose Black Crag and Tarn Hows from the bottom of Tom Gill. The car park is directly off the main road (A593) at Gle…

Black Fell via Tarn Hows

5th January 2022

On Wednesday Ged and I drove to the Glen Mary NT car park for the walk up beside Tom Gill to Tarn Hows, and then on to Black Fell. My first mountain walk of 2022, and first since having Covid before Christmas. An easy six mile walk on a beautiful day…


1st September 2022

I was planning to do a walk from Haweswater, but an accident on the M6 North, early this morning, meant I changed my plans, and I decided on a quick walk up to Blackcombe instead. No need to head off at the crack of dawn and I only needed a fleece an…

Bowfell & Rossett Pike

27th April 2022

The winds of recent days had died down so Ged and I drove to the Old Dungeon Ghyll NT car park in Great Langdale to climb Bowfell via The Band, the Climbers’ Traverse and the Great Slab route. We would then go down to Ore Gap turn right for Ang…

Dalton Town Band Tour 2022

5th August 2022

Dalton Town Band’s Tour of North Yorkshire, playing in Filey and Whitby and staying in Scarborough, with plenty of free time to see the sights. We were also blessed with great weather. Our coach set off from Dalton at 7.30am on Friday, we would…

Elterwater Round

19th September 2022

On Monday Brendan, Tom and I drove to Elterwater Village to do the six mile circular walk to include Elterwater, Skelwith Force, a coffee at Chesters By The River, Colwith Force, Cathedral Quarry Cave, Slater Bridge and a late lunch at The Britannia…

Fairfield & St. Sunday Crag

17th January 2022

It was my 60th birthday! I had spent my 50th climbing Snowdon, so today I chose to do a solo walk up to Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag, via Raise Beck and Grisedale Tarn, a route I hadn’t done for 16 years. The weather was perfect, so I set off…

Garden July 2022

3rd July 2022

This year we opened our Walney Island garden to the public for the first time as part of The National Garden Scheme. This is the main reason I’ve not posted a fellwalk since May, as I was too busy getting everything ready. We opened on Sunday J…

Grike and Crag Fell

11th February 2022

On Friday I decided to walk up to Grike and Crag Fell, two Western Fells. It is two years since my last visit, and four years since I walked it with Ged. It is a very easy walk and only 5.8 miles, but its view has to be one of the best there is in […]

Gummers How sunset in snow

15th December 2022

On Thursday afternoon Ged and I walked up to Gummers How to see the stunning sunset. The car park was all icy so we parked on the hill in one of the lay-bys. It would be icy in places so we wore our Microspikes. The walk is less than two miles and ve…

Harter Fell from Jubilee Bridge

10th August 2022

It was going to be a hot day so I chose to do a short walk with excellent views. I set off early and drove to Eskdale, I was ready to walk at 7.45am. The walk was about four miles and took me three hours and fifteen minutes. Great views, but was stil…

Hartsop Dodd to High St.

29th November 2022

The forecast was for fog in the southern valleys, but sunny on the tops. I decided to drive over the Kirkstone Pass to Hartsop and walk up Hartsop Dodd to Caudale Moor, then via Threshthwaite Mouth to Gray Crag and Thornthwaite Crag, a small detour t…

Helvellyn Range Fells

1st March 2022

I have been waiting for a sunny, blue sky day with light winds, to do this walk. It would include Raise, Whiteside, Helvellyn Lower Man, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal. I made an early start an…

High Hartsop Dodd to Middle Dodd

23rd September 2022

I woke up early on Friday morning and the hills were clear and the sun was shining, so I decided to drive to Brothers Water and climb up to High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crags, Red Screes and back down via Middle Dodd. An eight mile horseshoe walk….

Holme Fell & Hodge Close

7th January 2022

The weather was due to be showery with gale force winds on the high fells, so we decided not to venture too high. We parked at Yew Tree Tarn and would walk up to Holme Fell via Ivy Crag, visit the reservoirs, then Hodge Close Quarry, and walk back vi…

Rannerdale Bluebells, a Summit and the Bishop’s House Garden.

14th May 2022

I don’t usually venture up a hill at weekends, but on Saturday afternoon we would be visiting the Keswick garden of Bishop James and Alison Newcome. We sat next to Alison at the National Garden Scheme lunch, and I have met James a few times at…

Sedbergh to Cautley Spout

8th October 2022

On Saturday five Barrow St. James’ bellringers met up in Sedbergh to walk the 7 miles to Cautley Spout waterfall, and for lunch at the Cross Keys Inn at Cautley, before returning for a ringing meeting at the church in the afternoon. We had prev…

Stickle Pike & Caw

8th April 2022

Early on Friday morning Ged and I drove to Kiln Bank Cross, via Broughton Mills, to make the most of the excellent weather window by walking up to Stickle Pike, via Stickle Tarn, and then on to Caw. A walk of five and a half miles. These fells are fr…

Stybarrow Dodd to Clough Head

11th July 2022

On Monday I decided to walk up the Sticks Pass and go over Stybarrow Dodd, Watson’s Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head, returning over the slopes of Great Dodd to Mill Gill, and down to Castle Rock of Triermain. A walk of nine miles. It was going…

Three Torver Tarns

7th December 2022

On Wednesday Ged and I parked in the lay-by where the Cumbria Way path crosses the main road towards Torver, just past Sunny Bank. There are spaces for about six cars here. We would walk to Torver Low Common Reservoir, Kelly Hall Tarn and Long Moss T…

Ullock Pike, Carl Side & Dodd

11th January 2022

A good day was forecast so we drove to the Old Sawmill Tearoom at Dodd Wood, north of Keswick. We planned to walk up to Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and then down to Dodd. A 7 mile walk. Very little snow was left on even the high fells. The walk…