I have been wanting to do this route up to Blencathra all year. Hall’s Fell Ridge, topping out at the highest point of Blencathra, is as Wainwright describes: “For active walkers and scramblers, this route is positively the finest way to any mountain top in the district” – a very high accolade indeed.Ray our poet … More Halls fell ridge
With terrible weather (yes I’m a fair weather walker judge away) and being a social butterfly I had not been fell walking since May. So with a favourable forecast I text my friend Ria to see what Wainwrights she still had to do. Fellbarrow in the western fells was her penultimate one so that was … More Fell time fun
Today was the day on which my lovely friend Stu finished his Wainwright journey, leaving Yewbarrow as his final one. I had not really been fell walking since completing my Wainwrights back in January. I did have a walk up Birkhouse Moor over February half term (first ticked off round 2!) with my nieces. I … More Yewbarrow – Stu’s last wainwright
People have asked since I completed the Wainwrights, what next? What are you going to do now? What were your favourites?
I could hardly believe that the day had arrived to complete our round of the Wainwrights. For those of you who don’t know what the “Wainwrights” are, they’re a group of 214 Lakeland mountain summits. These are depicted in Wainwrights guides broken down into 7 books each representing an area of the Lake District.
I’ve found with the latter Wainwrights we have done it’s become a bit of a chore. When you first start on your wainwright adventure you have so many hills to do. All the ones we had left were in the Western Fells which is quite a drive from Kendal. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, should’ve … More A very soggy penultimate wainwright walk
A favourable forecast meant a trip over to Wasdale to do Caw fell and Haycock. Ria and Stuart joined us. It is such a drive over to Wasdale but when you have views like this, you know you’re going to have a good day.
A few weeks previously, my friend Dave messaged me and said keep the weekend of the 16th free as its my 60th birthday and would really like to be on top of a mountain to celebrate. I suggested High Crag, Haystacks and Fleetwith as I still had these to do. All we needed was the … More Prosecco and brownies in the Western Fells
The weather gods have not been playing fair recently which is not good for a fair weather hiker. But a better weather forecast in the west was perfect for ticking off a few fells. The fells in mind were Grike, Crag fell and Lank Rigg.
I make no pretence of not being a fair weather walker. Been there and got the soggy t-shirt. So with an opportunity with the weather and time decided to do some of the western fells. Poor Stuart couldn’t make it as his work van had broken down and was running very late. So it was … More A few more Western Fells ticked off