After ticking off quite a few in this area over the last few weeks, it left Catstye cam as the only one left to complete in the Wainwright’s Eastern fell book. I can’t believe we left it out when we climbed Helvellyn via the edges. Back then, I wasn’t in obsessed bagging mode. Plus for me it also about having a good walk.
Another gorgeous day in the lakes so let the Wainwright obsession continue. A window of opportunity and decided to quickly climb Stone Arthur so that would enable me to finish the Eastern fells on Catstye cam. Continue reading “Stone Arthur my penultimate Eastern fell”
A very favourable forecast and it was off to tick off some more hills in the Eastern fells. Stu, Alan and Karen came along to join us. The route was going to take in the Priest hole. I had seen several pictures of this so was looking forward to experiencing it for myself.
Let the Wainwright obsession continue……..
With a busy training running week, it should have been a “rest” day but I decided that I would squeeze in a walk. So the Sheffield Pike round was the plan. Continue reading “A few more Eastern fells ticked off”
Having a day off during the week is twice as nice. The last holiday day of this financial year was booked in. We had decided to do Holme fell and then go to one of our favourite places “The Drunken Duck” for lunch. Continue reading “Size isn’t everything…..”
When I moved to the lakes back in 1990 my love of fell walking began. As a softy southerner I didn’t know the lakes or hills. But soon fell in love with them. I went walking to explore new areas, enjoy the stunning views that I was now lucky enough to call my home.
I was sat in the New Dungeon Ghyll having my beer reward after climbing Bowfell in the safety of wifi, when a Facebook message came through from Ray. “Are you two out tomorrow?” With tired legs, I asked Dave and we said yes but not an epic walk. Ray asked what northern fells have I still left to do, so with a screen shot sent of my remaining NW Fells it was decided to do Knott Rigg and Ard crags. Continue reading “Another 3 ticked off with the master of the fells”
With an old school friend up visiting and he is a keen fell walker too, it would be wrong not to hit the hills. I had a few wainwrights in the Langdale area to tick off. Rich was meeting a friend later at the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel. Continue reading “Bowfell Wainwright 133”
So an impromptu walk with friends in the Far eastern fells. It had been a few weeks since my last fell fix. Continue reading “Good craic, wainwrights, creme eggs, brownies and single malt”
Today I was supposed to be doing a half marathon. But due to illness and not feeling 100% decided to do the sensible thing and give it a miss. Continue reading “A rainy walk up High Rigg”