Lanty's Tarn - apart from the Red Squirrel, a bit disappointing

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 9 – Tuesday 12 July

The final phase The main part of the trip completed, I'm now embarking on the subsidiary bit. Part of the problem in planning this trip was that the fells I wanted to bag were in the extreme west and extreme east of the Lakes, and didn't naturally join up, without using up precious days walking … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 9 – Tuesday 12 July

Blea Rigg reflected in Easedale Tarn

Ambleside Ambles

This was my first solo trip to the Lake District and little did I realise how significant it would be or how many subsequent trips would follow. It's only in hindsight that these things come into perspective.The PlanThe previous weekend I was sitting at home, my parents were around and I'd just had a really … Continue reading Ambleside Ambles

Striding Edge

My first mountain

My first ever mountain ascent was, like many other people's, Helvellyn in the Lake District. Having just graduated, my fiancée and I were on a week's holiday in Cumbria during the summer of 1992 - a holiday consisting mainly of visiting 'attractions' rather than being an outdoors type holiday. Nevertheless, one day we had the … Continue reading My first mountain