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Bowfell & Rossett Pike

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...

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Beetham Heritage Walk

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...

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Stickle Pike & Caw

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...

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Helvellyn Range Fells

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...

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Grike and Crag Fell

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 Th...

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Fairfield & St. Sunday Crag

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...

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Ullock Pike, Carl Side & Dodd

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. ...

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Holme Fell & Hodge Close

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...

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