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Brown Pike from Torver

It had snowed overnight, so for my birthday walk I decided to drive to Torver, which is on the main road and gritted, to walk up to Dow Crag. The lay-by at Torver was full of forestry vehicles so I parked in the Village Hall car park, which was cover...

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Brock Barrow to Top o’Selside

Ged and I parked by the wall at Water Park on the east side of Coniston Water and walked back to High Nibthwaite and up to Brock Barrow and along the undulating heather covered tops to the Top o’Selside. Then we would continue on to Low Parkamo...

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Beacon Tarn & Wool Knott

After nearly a month of bronchitis over the run up to Christmas and New Year, and missing out on all those blue sky days and snow, I was determined to walk up a little hill. So I coughed and wheezed my way up to Wool Knott which overlooks Beacon Tarn...

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Bigland Tarn & Bigland Barrow

It was a nice day, so 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. I parked in the lay-by almost opposite the start of the walk, at Haverthwaite on the B5278 ro...

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Elterwater with Sue

We set off early to get the sunrise at Elterwater. We arrived at Elterwater NT car park around 8am and headed down the footpath. We were just going as far as Chesters By The River, then heading back again, with a couple of detours. The walk was about...

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School Knott & Grandsire

A solo walk up to School Knott and Grandsire, which are on either side of School Knott Tarn. A three and a half mile easy walk which takes about two hours. Today was wind free so the tarn had some lovely reflections. ...

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Roudsea Wood Walk For Paul

My friend Paul Bryden died on October 4th 2023. On the day of his funeral, in his memory, I decided to go on a walk to his favourite place. I packed a thermos flask of ‘mighty fine coffee’, a cheese and chilli jam sandwich and played Stee...

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