Not that I’m getting obsessed with walking but when there is a promise of such good weather, you have to take advantage.
So a walk relatively close to home was Wansfell. I’m afraid to say that we did cheat and walked up from Troutbeck. Continue reading Wansfell after work June 3rd
So after doing my glider flight and being in the north of the county decided to see which Wainwrights we could do.
So we set off to do Great, Little Mell and Gowbarrow Fell as were in close proximity to each other. Continue reading 3 more wainwrights ticked off
So it’s been awhile since our last twitter walk, mine was that fateful one in the Langdales when I damaged my knee. Continue reading Twitteratti walk in the Northern fells – Sunday 26th May
A gorgeous almost summers day. Having heard people say about the Rannerdale bluebells and they were reaching their peak, decided to have a drive up and see these famous bluebells for ourselves.
This was the first time I’d had my walking boots on since my injury in the Langdales back in March. We decided to walk up Rannerdale knotts and then along the valley to admire the bluebells. Plus it’s another Wainwright ticked off!! Continue reading Rannerdale bluebells and Latrigg
So I’m a relative newbie to the Social Hiking fraternity. I had seen via a few of the people I follow on Twitter the familiar tweet of “I’m out and about track me live etc” When I was on my sun lounger in Turkey within the safety of Wifi decided to join Social Hiking. Continue reading The Blonde Guide to Social Hiking
So another twitter walk in the Langdales doing the three tarn walk. Continue reading Langdale twitteratti walk 3rd March 2013
A fabulous day weather wise in the lakes and it was a last minute decision to do a walk in the Langdales. I love walking in the Langdales and the view from the cattle grid before you enter the village of Elterwater gets me every time.
So Paul, Sian, Si, Gary, Tanya, Paul and myself met in the National Trust car park near Stickle Barn. It was decided that we would head to Stickle tarn the decide our route from there.
It didn’t take long to get to Stickle Tarn and were rewarded with a spectacular view.
From here we decided to go up Pavey Ark not up Jakes Rake though. There was quite a lot of snow so collectively put our micro spikes on. They really are a brilliant addition to your walking kit. All around was blue skies and breathtaking views as far as the eye could see.
From Pavey Ark made out way to Harrison Stickle via Thunacar knott.
From here went to Thorn crag and whilst here could see Pike o Stickle begging to be bagged! Gary looked at me and said shall we with a naughty glint in his eye. I swore I wouldn’t turn into a bagger but it’s happened. Damn you Wainwright!!
The others decided to wait for us, when we were on the top. Paul and Si appeared! So we rejoined the group and when we were setting off Paul mentioned that there was a Birkett classification hill Thorn Crag so descended via that.
Soon the pub was in sight. More importantly the chocolate brownies!! I had only made them that morning so were too warm to pack and take up the mountain.
A walkers reward pint of the wonderful Barngates Cracker at the Stickle Barm pub was a well deserved treat. 🙂