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Raymond Greenhow
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Born 1955 and retired from public service. Married with three children and cumbrian through and through. My two passions are walking the Cumbrian Fells and good beer. A bit of photography and a few poetry quotes, but perhaps you'll forgive the latter.
Born 1955 and retired from public service. Married with three children and cumbrian through and through. My two passions are walking the Cumbrian Fells and good beer. A bit of photography and a few poetry quotes, but perhaps you'll forgive the latter.

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Piers Ghyll and the rescue of Edward Cornelius Crump
There is no more magnificent feature in the landscape of lakeland than Piers Ghyll (or Gill) with it's deep ravine which walkers traverse the very head of when walking The Corridor Route from Styhead Tarn to the summit of England's highest mountain, Scafell...

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I have managed to locate the actual crag so have added an addition to the blog below.

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Clough Head and the tragic tale of Policeman Crag
Some names of fells or Crags are just sensible, you hear the name and immediately understand why it is named so. Eagle Crag, Rough Crag, Raven Crag are such examples. Some you realise you do not understand but an expectation that the spelling has altered ov...

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I have been able to research this further so have included a revision at the end of this article. Worth a read to better understand this name.

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Despair on Bowscale Fell.
  The summit cairn on Bowscale Fell, looking to Blencathra.  The Lakeland fells are renowned for their beauty as a means of enriching the souls of the viewer or participator of some activity associated with them. Some souls feel however that they are beyon...

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The Langstrath Beck Rigby Memorial bridge at Low Ghyll Pot
The head of The Langstrath Valley, Looking to Esk Pike       Near the head of the Langstrath (Long Broad) Valley there is a bridge used by many walkers to cross Langstrath Beck at (what used to be known as) Low Ghyll Pot, or as marked on the OS maps, Tray ...

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Clough Head and the tragic tale of Policeman Crag
Some names of fells or Crags are just sensible, you hear the name and immediately understand why it is named so. Eagle Crag, Rough Crag, Raven Crag are such examples. Some you realise you do not understand but an expectation that the spelling has altered ov...

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The Langstrath Valley Hallworth Memorial bridge.
The Langstrath Valley is a beautiful and tranquil valley with its namesake beck  joining Greenup Gill below Eagle Crag, both then becoming Stonethwaite Beck which goes on to join the fledgling River Derwent near Rossthwaite, before this in turn enters Derwe...

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The Langstrath Valley Memorial Bridges.
The Langstrath Valley is a beautiful and tranquil valley with its namesake beck  joining Greenup Gill below Eagle Crag, both then becoming Stonethwaite Beck which goes on to join the fledgling River Derwent near Rossthwaite, before this in turn enters Derwe...

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A further piece of local history explained.
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