Humbleton Hillfort

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love a good hillfort trail, and nowhere are they more abundant than in Northumberland’s chronically underrated National Park. We’ve only recently discovered Northumberland’s wilder border country after spending years exploring the coast and more popular area around Hadrian’s Wall: we fully intendContinue reading “Humbleton Hillfort”

Stanage Edge

We’ve just arrived home from a wet and windy weekend in the Peak District – that’s two birthdays there in the torrential rain, so maybe next year we’ll go somewhere else! After a quick walk yesterday morning before the rain came down, we had a cosy afternoon in our B&B, before packing up first thingContinue reading “Stanage Edge”

Misty Skiddaw

Deciding to tick off all the Wainwrights before my 30th birthday seemed like a great idea a year ago when I turned 26. Four years to complete 214 summits – how hard could it be? 12 months and 29 Wainwrights later this challenge is seeming somewhat more ‘challenging’, so we’ve ramped up our efforts andContinue reading “Misty Skiddaw”

Dodd Fell

Last weekend we spent two nights in the Lake District, as Sam was running the Cumbria Way Ultra Marathon, starting from Ulverston and finishing in Carlisle. We went over the day before so that we wouldn’t have to leave home at 3.30am and arrive for the race start totally exhausted! Therefore, we decided to takeContinue reading “Dodd Fell”

Stocks Reservoir

Stocks reservoir was a walk picked by Sam during our recent trip to Austwick. Part of a large outdoor adventure destination alongside Gisburn Forest, Stocks reservoir is apparently one of the more popular walks in this part of Lancashire. I say apparently because we really didn’t see that many people! Sited at the head ofContinue reading “Stocks Reservoir”

Attermire Scar

We are just home from one of the best bank holiday weekends we’ve had in a long time. We spent three nights in Austwick on the North Yorkshire/Lancashire border, aiming to spend the weekend exploring the Forest of Bowland, after finding it almost completely deserted last August bank holiday. On our final morning, rather thanContinue reading “Attermire Scar”

Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike

Now that school holidays are in full swing our Wainwright bagging expeditions are being planned around walks which start close to a decent sized car park. Lots of the best walks start from a small lay-by tucked away close to the bottom of the fells – ideal for cutting down on long treks to/from theContinue reading “Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike”