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Rydal Water

On Thursday Brendan and I drove to Miller Bridge car park in Ambleside to walk to Rydal Cave, Rydal Water and Grasmere. A walk of eight miles. ...

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Helvellyn in Snow

The forecast was for perfect mountain weather, blue skies and new powder snow! I made an early start and It had just got light, but had stopped snowing by the time I reached Wythburn car park. ...

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Gummers How sunset in snow

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. ...

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Black Crag and Tarn Hows via Tom Gill

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...

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Three Torver Tarns

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...

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Hartsop Dodd to High St.

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...

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Sedbergh to Cautley Spout

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...

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High Hartsop Dodd to Middle Dodd

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....

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Elterwater Round

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...

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