The final Southern Fells

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After last weeks walk, it left me 3 fells in the Southern wainwright fell book to complete. I had mentioned this to Gary on the last walk and he was up for it, Andy had text to say he may come for a play in the lakes and brownies had sealed the deal! Derick who is just starting his wainwright adventure came along as did lakes walking legends Ray and David.

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Tandoori salmon with spiced lentils and raita

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This really inspired me, delicious fresh flavours. A little prep but nothing too strenuous for a delicious dinner. I halved the recipe. Continue reading

Bonus hill time

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A slight mix up in flight times back from Ibiza meant we had a free day. So from my sun lounger I was planning a route! Yes I know I’m slightly obsessed. I decided we were going to do a final few in the Langdale area. The Langdales are my favourite part of the lakes. A text around and Gary said I’m up for that. So we met at 8.30 in the National Trust car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll. Continue reading

Parasailing – a thing off my new fabulist

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I’ve always seen this being done whilst on various holidays. I put it on my list to conquer my fear of extreme heights and my fear of open water. So whilst in Ibiza a couple of weeks ago decided yes let’s do this! Continue reading

Ride em cowboy – another off my new fabulist

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I’m not sure why I put ride a bucking bronco on my new fabulist for life. I think it was after watching a SATC episode where Miranda rode one, I thought that looks fun! Continue reading

The final Far Eastern fells

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After the previous Sundays epic far eastern bagging, it just left The Nab and Rest Dodd to do in order to finish the Far Eastern Wainwright book. We had been staying in Pooley Bridge with friends so thought perfect opportunity to do then en route home. Continue reading

After work wander up Bessyboot

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My theory is when you have good weather you need to take advantage. We only had Bessyboot to do in the Borrowdale valley and is classified as a Southern Fell in the Wainwright books. It nestles in between the other surrounding fells already climbed. We had mentioned our plan to Gary, who said “mid week wander? I’m in”. Through the power of social media twitter, we had a newbie Derrick who came along to join us. Continue reading

A Hartsop/Kentmere epic adventure

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Still a few to do in the Wainwright Far Eastern fells book. Ray had messaged to see if were going out and what fells we still had to do. So a screen shot sent and he suggested we finish off the remaining ones on the Kentmere horseshoe and 3 on the Hartsop side. This left Rest Dodd and The Nab for another day. I messaged Gary as he’s always up for an epic walk, he was in so decided to meet at 8am in the Hartsop car park. With it being bank holiday we thought an early start would be a good idea.

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Great Carrs and Greyfriar

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It seems to be a recurrent theme, doing walks to take in summits missed on previous walks. This was the case today. When we first decided to complete out first round of Wainwrights, we didn’t set off in a very scientific manner. Accidentally missing summits because we were just out for a walk. Continue reading

After work walk up Cold Pike – Wainwright 181

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You’ve got to take advantage of good weather when it comes your way, especially after the recent spell of bad weather. It’s nice going out after work, it clears the head after a hards day work and there’s something very nice about having the hills to yourself when everyone else has gone home. Continue reading


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