Loughrigg Fell

The weather forecast last weekend looked great – a completely clear day with an almost non-existent chance of rain. Therefore we put our Wainwright bagging plans into action and mapped out a full day expedition to tackle the Fairfield Horseshoe, which would net us 8 Wainwrights in a walk of around 5 hours. However, asContinue reading “Loughrigg Fell”

Stanley Ghyll

We are just home from a lovely long weekend in the Lake District. The original plan was to tick off a few more Wainwrights (my aim of completing them before I’m thirty is looking more wobbly by the week), but the weather had other ideas! Rather than the full day Wainwright bagging expeditions we’d hadContinue reading “Stanley Ghyll”

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”

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”

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”