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”

Tarn Hows and Black Crag

Bizarrely, the weather at the weekend was better in the Lake District than it was in Yorkshire, something which has happened a few times recently and which we certainly aren’t complaining about! Sam is training for an ultra marathon in the Lakes later in the year, so I dropped him off to reccy a stretchContinue reading “Tarn Hows and Black Crag”

Binsey: Small Hill, Big Views

Last weekend we both fancied a walk on the easier end of the scale. Sam was still getting over the Spine Challenger, while I had foolishly worn high heels to work for the first time in a year and a half, with the raw heels to prove it. We therefore decided to take a tripContinue reading “Binsey: Small Hill, Big Views”

Carrock Fell and High Pike

The easing of lockdown restrictions over the last few weeks meant that we finally managed to get back over to the Lake District to continue with our challenge of climbing all the Wainwrights. As it was a bank holiday weekend we put a lot of thought into the best route to tackle: we wanted toContinue reading “Carrock Fell and High Pike”

Wild Boar Fell: Where the Wild Boars Aren’t

After twelve weeks of lockdown we are finally able to go a little further afield for walks and does it feel good or what! We spent a long time pondering where the best place to go would be for our first post-lockdown adventure: we wanted somewhere with great views and not many people. It’s notContinue reading “Wild Boar Fell: Where the Wild Boars Aren’t”

The Old Man of Coniston

On Christmas Eve we thought there was no way better to get into the festive spirit than ticking a few more Wainwrights off our list. We therefore jumped in the car and decided to do a circular walk to bag another four or five summits – no better way to earn a guilt free ChristmasContinue reading “The Old Man of Coniston”

Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” Milan Kundera Nowhere is this more true than in the aptly named Eden Valley. Skirting the Lake District National Park, the Eden Valley is home to aContinue reading “Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley”

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Sale Fell and Ling Fell

This was our first weekend back out of lockdown and we therefore headed straight back to the Lakes to tick off a few more Wainwrights. We worked out the other day that I need to be ticking off five a month to meet my target of completing them by the time I’m thirty – andContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Sale Fell and Ling Fell”

Castle Crag – An Introduction to the Wainwrights

As most people reading this blog probably won’t know, it was my 26th birthday a few weeks ago, and among the gifts I received were a scratch map and log book to record Wainwrights as I walk them. I decided that my personal goal for the next 4 years will be to tick off allContinue reading “Castle Crag – An Introduction to the Wainwrights”

5 Classic Lake District Walks

What makes a Lake District walk a classic? To be honest, this is totally down to personal opinion, but the walks I’m going to share below all offer magnificent views even if the sun doesn’t come out! For this reason they are all quite popular with walkers, but don’t let the chance of encountering aContinue reading “5 Classic Lake District Walks”