Brantwood was another place which I had passed by hundreds of times but never ventured inside. Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin, he was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropis. Brantwood looks down to Coniston water andContinue reading “Brantwood”
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.
After the big 10 in 10 walk the day before, woke up feeling not too bad. Sacking off camping in favour of my comfy bed probably helped! So I said to Dave should we go for a walk as was such a gorgeous day. So with a check on Wainwrights to do list decided toContinue reading “A stretch up Dow Crag”
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.
So when I tweeted about wanting to drive a steam boat, Coniston gondolas tweeted me saying “there’s only one boat to do it on and in one of the best locations in the UK”. So I contacted them,they were so friendly and helpful. They said to give them a buzz when I was wanting toContinue reading “Completing number 20 off my 40 at 40 list – Drive a steamer boat”
See the full gallery on Posterous Another gorgeous day in the lakes, part of my New Years resolution was to get out on the hills more and so far so good! It was decided that The Old Man of Coniston was this weeks destination. I had not done this walk for 10 plus years. WhereContinue reading “Old man of Coniston walk 19th April”