After work walk bimble up Lingmoor

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With an ok forecast, decided to have an after work walk to do Lingmoor. This was missed as when I’d planned to do it previously, I fell mid walk and damaged my knee. I’m still not sure how I mustered the power to get myself off the hill as the pain was awful.

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An Eskdale medley

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So on the way home from the Strands in Wasdale, there were 3 more Wainwrights in mind to do on the way home. Fuelled up with a hearty breakfast off we set to drive to the summit of Hardnott pass.

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A Wastwater tour

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It was going to be a long time to go from January to September without any time off work. So decided to take a long weekend and book a mid week break to Wasdale at the end of June.
Having seen lots of pictures of the Strands posted on twitter, thought this would be the perfect place to stay. Mark and Lesley who own the pub had recently become a customer of mine. Continue reading

The Liebster Award – Pay it forward

3 Jul


I would like to thank Tookie Bunten for nominating me. I feel very honoured as I’m relatively new at this blogging lark. I had never heard about this till I got a tweet with the link to his blog.

So I guess I’d better get on and answer Tookie’s questions.

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A stretch up Dow Crag

1 Jul

After the big 10 in 10 walk the day before, woke up feeling not too bad. Sacking off camping in favour of my comfy bed probably helped!
So I said to Dave should we go for a walk as was such a gorgeous day. So with a check on Wainwrights to do list decided to do Dow crag. Another one that was missed as was not in full bagger mode, when we climbed the Old Man of Coniston.

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10 in 10 challenge

30 Jun

Things always seem a good idea at the time don’t they?!! Back in January, Phil from Social hiking put out a tweet asking if anyone fancied doing a 10 in10 challenge. 10 wainwrights in 10 hours. So me and a few others thought this was a good idea and soon team Social Hiking of about 22 was born.

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A quick bimble around Haweswater

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A gorgeous evening and perfect opportunity for an evening walk to tidy up some wainwrights. Tanya, Tilly and Gary came to join us. We arranged to meet at the bottom of Haweswater.
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A fabulous dinner out

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After hearing lots of favourable reports about new kid on the block The Old Stamphouse in Ambleside, it had to be paid a visit. Our friends Si and Liz had been and given it a glowing report. With a window of opportunity a table was booked. Continue reading

A Downhill premiere

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A little while ago the tweeter behind the Downhill movie started following me on twitter. They said the world premiere would be at Zeffs in Ambleside. So a check of my busy diary and yes we were free. Tickets booked and some of the ticket price went towards Ambleside mountain rescue. Continue reading

Fells, food and good craic

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A bank holiday meet up in the hills and a chance for some of my fellow tweeters to meet Jen. As I had only run the Brathay marathon the previous weekend, I decided we would do Fellbarrow and Low Fell. A relatively easy walk and then to the Kirkstile inn for lunch and walkers reward. Continue reading


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