Contouring around Haycock and heading for Seatallan

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 7 – Sunday 10 July

Ennerdale to Wasdale

Just as I thought I’d gained some fitness, it all seemed to desert me today. Or maybe I overdid it yesterday. Or could it have been being woken by a Hungarian at 4:48 this morning ? Continue reading “A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 7 – Sunday 10 July”

Grike and Crag Fell

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 6 – Saturday 9 July

The Unglamourous End of Ennerdale

Today started slowly and at one point I thought I might not make it to the top of any fells, but ultimately I achieved everything I’d planned. Continue reading “A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 6 – Saturday 9 July”

High Stile and High Crag from Buttermere

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 5 – Friday 8 July

Buttermere to Ennerdale

After yesterday’s lack of energy, I was worried about the big walk I had to face today – over 1000m of ascent in heavy mode. And with limited escape routes – one at Scarth Gap (before I’d really got anywhere) and one on Red Pike (by which time the walk’s back would have been broken) – it was either going to be a triumph or a disaster. Continue reading “A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 5 – Friday 8 July”

Mellbreak and Crummock Water

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 4 – Thursday 7 July

A circuit of Crummock Water

Today didn’t turn out as planned, but could prove to be one of the best days of the trip. An overnight weather forecast for strong winds, risk of lightning and the chance of solid rain didn’t bode well on the day that I had my longest walk planned. Continue reading “A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 4 – Thursday 7 July”

Review of 2008

After the 3 months I took off work last year, 2008 was never going to come close, but all in all I’ve not done too badly and I’ve managed to arrange things to optimise my use of annual leave. A quick trip up to the Lake District in April started things off. A wet and windy first day saw me walking over Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy with a detour to Castle Crag on the way down. The second day was better weather to start with and I headed up to Skiddaw via Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl … Continue reading Review of 2008

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere

A Lakeland Round 2007: Day 3 – Wednesday 18 April

Buttermere

I went to bed last night clean, refreshed and with a new plan formed, that would see me claim 21 peaks between now and Sunday.  So I woke in a more positive frame of mind and set out round the shops first thing to secure the kit that the whole plan relied upon – a cheap daysack.  This would enable me to be free of the elephant on days where I was returning to the same overnight point.  Not sure whether I would keep it or simply chuck it, I strapped it to its bigger cousin and headed for the bus.   Continue reading “A Lakeland Round 2007: Day 3 – Wednesday 18 April”