Category: Cumbria

Rydal to Buttermere and Loughrigg with Christine

11.9.15 Walking with; Christine     Christine was visiting the UK from Hong Kong and whilst she had spent time in the Lake District before she hadn’t been out walking in the area and so contacted Come walk with me to organise a day walk for her. As she was staying in Ambleside, and after

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Tarn Hows from Coniston

1.7.15 Walking with; Nobody I had a new pair of boots that needed breaking in and whilst modern boots are much easier on the feet than the older models it still seemed prudent to choose something short and sweet in order to check that my feet would suit the boots. Tarn Hows is one of

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My Christmas column

4 miles 3 hours When the Winter weather hits Britain I find myself irresistibly drawn to the Lake District. It isn’t that the hills of the Peak District lack beauty in the snow, the Kinder plateau after a heavy snowfall can be one of the most beautiful places in Britain, but there is an added

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The Coledale Horseshoe

29.9.14 Walking with; Al   The Lakeland horseshoes are some of the best walking that England has to offer. I have long loved the Fairfield and Kentmere versions, and can safely say that the Coledale has now joined this illustrious list. Al and I had spent the night camping in Braithwaite and partaking of the

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The Old Man of Coniston

14.5.12 Walking with; Nobody I think it is the name that has always made me yearn to climb the “Old Man”, it has a benign sounding feel at odds to the exposure to the elements that summiting it can chuck at you. The peak itself is at 803 metres which means it just squeezes into

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