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Blencathra Round

On Monday I drove to Mungrisdale to walk the Blencathra Round: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Blencathra and Souther Fell. A walk of just over ten miles. I left home at 6am, arriving at 7.30am. The forecast was excellent, warm with no wind. ...

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Whin Rigg & Illgill Head

On Tuesday I drove to Wastwater parking opposite the road to Gosforth on the side of Wastwater. Ged and I were going to do a circuit of Wastwater climbing up to Whin Rigg and Illgill Head (the top of the Wasdale Screes) and then walk back along the r...

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Pike o’ Blisco

The best of the weather was going to be early morning, so I left home just before 6am to drive to Great Langdale and walk up Pike o’ Blisco.  A circular walk, going up from the steep road over to Blea Tarn and coming back via Browney Gill...

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Blea Tarn and Side Pike

On Friday I left home at 6.10am to drive to the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park and climb up Pike o’Blisco. In all my years of walking in the mountains I have never felt vulnerable or uncomfortable in the presence of another walker, nor felt the nee...

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Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

On Wednesday Brendan and I parked in the Leisure Centre car park next to the old Keswick Railway Station to walk the old line to Threlkeld. I have not done this walk since 2014. In 2015 Storm Desmond brought the worst floods the county has seen, with...

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Kidsty Pike & High St. from Haweswater

Thursday was looking to be a great weather day, so I Ieft home at 6.10am to drive to Haweswater for a solo, circular walk up to Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head and High Street. Returning via the Riggindale ridge. I have been up via the Riggindale ridge m...

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Swirl How & Great Carrs via Levers Water

On Friday we decided to Walk up to Swirl How and Great Carrs via Levers Water and Levers Hawse, returning via the Prison Band, starting from the Walna Scar Car park. The weather was excellent, warm, no wind and blue skies. The walk would be just unde...

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Hawcoat to Askam Brickworks

On Wednesday, fellow bell ringer Sue, took me on the circular walk that she had recently done from her home on Dalton Lane towards Askam Brickworks and back via a different route. The weather was warm and coats were not needed. Our walk was 7.6 miles...

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