Tag Archives: Cumbria

Views of the Lake District – Hard Knott and the Roman Fort

During a recent visit to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike with my eldest son Josh; we were fortunate enough to be out on one of those perfect spring days that we’ve seen precious little of lately. The day … Continue reading

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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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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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South Cumbria – Visions of Piel Island

It had taken us the best part of 2 seconds to make the decision to avoid the Easter Fun Day at Holker Hall – I am firmly of the opinion that if something has to tell you that it’s fun … 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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