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In various situations in life I find myself rooting for the underdogs. It's always uplifting to see someone or something come out on top despite the odds. I have a similar approach when picking a walk to do in the Lakes. Sure a walk up Blencathra, Scafell, Helm Crag or Coniston Old Man is pretty ...
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I learned about the legend of the Hole of Horcum a while back on a television programme and after having read walk reports in various magazines it has been a place I have been keen on exploring for some time. On a recent weekend trip to Staithes and Dalby Forest Claire and I headed along the ...
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A trip report of a Lyke Wake Walk crossing in June 2014
Regular readers may recognise a theme. But this is not a repeat, but a tale of another crossing of the North York Moors legend that is the Lyke Wake Walk. Our third crossing in eight months no less. As with our previous two crossings, Dave, Claire and I chose not to use a support party, ...
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Some of these "minor" fells are also valuable for a number of reasons - they are easily done in a shorter amount of time, and a good number of them lie on or close to our route when headed home from the Lakes. Great Mell Fell, Souther Fell, High Rigg, Latrigg are all fells we can easily head up ...
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I gaze upon the Fairfield Horseshoe every time we stop off in Ambleside. As you look northwards from the town, the Fairfield group of fells are displayed in their full glory, inviting you to take on the circular challenge. A few years ago, myself and crag rat Rainer made a tentative venture onto ...
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A great walk around Whinlatter Forest up Whinlatter Fell
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Not biaised at all but we love it up in #Whinlatter ! Follow part of the Seat How summit trail then up to Barf for truly fab panoramic views right round from Derwentwater to Bassenthwaite and across to Skiddaw (junction markers 11,9,54,8 and 21 to be precise!!!)
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Another 40 mile trek under our belts, the Lyke Wake Walk never loses its magic!
Well this is becoming a bit of a recurring theme isn't it?! For the third time this year, Claire, Dave and myself found ourselves drawn to this crossing of the North York Moors across land steeped in legend and history. It would be hard to top the June 2014 crossing where we were treated to ...
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The purpose of the challenge walk was to tackle one of the ridge routes between two fells, as described in Wainwright's Pictorial Guides, as well as raising money for the Brathay Exploration Group. There are many high level ridges that are almost as legendary as the fells themselves, ...
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Yorkshire Three Peaks trip report, what a fantastic walk this always is
And so the lure of the fells around Horton In Ribblesdale reached out to us once again, more or less a year since our last Three Peaks. Claire and I found ourselves parked up at the Ribblehead viaduct early one Spring morning, waiting for our challenge walk partner Dave to roll in from Leeds.
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Wainwright's Coast to Coast, Richmond to Colburn, the river Swale, wild garlic, bluebells, what a great way to get to work!
I hope you enjoy this little blog of mine. It's a hobby and a little way of leaving my imprint somewhere on the web. It is all also personally highly opinionated and any inaccuracies may or may not be intentional, so that's my disclaimer and I'm sticking to it. Oh and this blog is dedicated to ...
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You might say that heading to the Lakes on a bank holiday weekend is asking for trouble - and Ambleside itself was rammed - but the "less popular" fells are still sparsely populated, and this delightful walk from near Hartsop to a bunch of fells near Angle Tarn was an excellent choice.
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