The Ploddies 2014 – Part 2: July to December

For January to June, see the previous post. July Having already been to the Lakes four times in the year, a record for me, I deliberately switched my attention elsewhere, and resumed my assault on the Cambrian Way. Just as the first time, my plan was a little too ambitious and I so burnt myself … Continue reading The Ploddies 2014 – Part 2: July to December

The Ploddies 2014 – Part 1: January to June

In my last post, I introduced the idea of the hillplodder.com awards aka The Ploddies. It's now time to get down to business and look at the things and experiences that have made the year and are worthy of special mention. I was going to do this as a list of awards, but have changed … Continue reading The Ploddies 2014 – Part 1: January to June

Yet More Awards – Plus Introducing Even More Awards

Awards have been very much in the limelight in the outdoors blogging world recently, with controversy surrounding at least one prominent award for Outdoor Blog of the Year (note, not necessarily "Best" given that the shortlist itself is more of a popularity and "who has more friends" contest - a better description would be "Most … Continue reading Yet More Awards – Plus Introducing Even More Awards

Autumn in the Lakes: Stragglers and Shadows

I'm up and raring to go today, my last full day for this trip. The forecast is good and I've deliberately saved this walk for today because of it. The bus whisks me out to Hawkshead Hill and I jump out at High Cross - strategically chosen because it's the nearest point to my target … Continue reading Autumn in the Lakes: Stragglers and Shadows

Autumn in the Lakes: Business as Usual

Having been spoilt by a couple of days of great weather and some delightful colours on the fells, the forecast for today wasn't looking so good - clearly I've used up my quota of decent conditions.  Either that or nature has decided that as it is now December, it ought to get on with winter … Continue reading Autumn in the Lakes: Business as Usual