I just love social media especially Twitter. All thanks to Twitter I have made some lovely new friends. Twitter is a bit like speed dating, you are drawn to people with similar interests and then before you know it you are conversing with them on a daily basis. That’s how our Twitter ladies meet came up.Continue reading “First Ladies of twitter let loose in the Langdales”
With a favourable forecast, sent messages out to friends to join us on a walk in the North western fells. Taking in Whiteside, Hopegill head, Grisedale Pike and Whiteless pike. Continue reading “A walk in the North western fells with friends”
Having stayed in Hawkshead with friends Simon and Liz. After a hearty breakfast decided to have a walk before the weather turned.
It’s great doing a walk from the house and not having to drive. So we ventured off to do their local hill Latterbarrow.
It was very muddy which was not a surprise with the recent weather we’ve had. Was a short ascent and were on the top. An enormous summit cairn greeted us along with a 360° view.
It’s a fantastic view for very little effort. This is my first official outlying Wainwright! From here, was a descent through the forest and made out way back towards Hawkshead. Of course had to have a pint in the Kings Arms.
I just love the bespoke carved pillar, amazing craftsmanship.
So the last walk of 2013, with a favourable forecast headed off to the hills. With hill fitness not at it’s best, we revised our arranged route to do Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes and Middle Dodd.
My name is Gina and it’s been 80 days since I last bagged a Wainwright! Continue reading “Boxing Day bimble”
So after nagging Gary for the last few weeks to get his last Wainwright done, we set a date. His last wainwright was Kirk Fell and decided to tag in the Mosedale Horseshoe for good measure.
I have wanted to do this walk for awhile and definitely needed a good day for it. So with fingers crossed arranged a twitteratti walk to do this. I like a linear walk and was excited about the prospect of ticking off 10 Wainwrights, though I have done Helvellyn before.
The nights are certainly drawing in, so with a window of reasonable weather decided to do Black Fell. The bonus with this walk is, the walkers reward pint would be in one of my favourite pubs the Drunken Duck.
With a terrible forecast for the weekend, my first wild camp was cancelled again. I think personally it’s Mother Nature telling me to stick to hotels!! Having seen the sunset on the last couple of evening walks, I truly can’t wait to experience it from the top of a fell with a malt in hand. I did suggest to Gary that we camp on Binsey but he said no! A proper hill for your first camp, so fingers crossed for a good forecast soon. Continue reading “Newlands horseshoe – Sept 8th 2013”