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.
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.
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 … More Another 3 ticked off with the master of the fells
My name is Gina and it’s been 80 days since I last bagged a Wainwright!
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.
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.