Category Archives: Lake District

The Last Snow of Winter

Towatds the end of March of this year, I headed over the fells above Whinlatter Forest near Keswick just as dramatic skies raced in from the North West and brought the last snow of winter to the mountains of the … Continue reading

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Winter Landscapes of the Lake District

The slope stretched interminably away up in front of me. Distance was deceptive and I as paused at a rock protruding through the snow it became apparent that it was much further from the ridge above than it had appeared … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Lake District – Haweswater to the Patterdale Fells

Well autumn has finally become winter and a seemingly never ending barrage of rain, hail and snow is sweeping in from the North Atlantic; perhaps the worst thing though is that here at 54 degrees north it is dark at … Continue reading

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Bike Trails of the Lake District – Whitehaven to Keswick

This is a ride along what is effectively Day One of the Coast to Coast or C2C long distance bike trail that heads from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea Coast to Sunderland (or Newcastle upon Tyne) by the North Sea. … Continue reading

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In the Lake District – Views of Borrowdale and Newlands

This is a walk I did last week in the Lake District, beginning and ending in the quaintly named village of Little Town in the Newlands Valley just south of Keswick. In true Lakeland style the weather came in with a … Continue reading

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Lake District Walks – Skiddaw from the North

Skiddaw in the northern Lake District above Keswick was the first mountain I ever climbed – at the age of about seven I think it was – and when my son Josh first expressed an interest in fellwalking it was his first … Continue reading

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Walks in the Lake District – Scafell Pike

This track leads steeply up to pass a copse of trees. It was a warm day when I did this walk and it made for hard work in the sheltered confines of the valley but the view back down to … Continue reading

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