From far and wide they came – the south west, the south east, the bit in the middle, and one on foot from Langdale – the Social Hikers gathered near Keswick for our third crack at the 10-in-10 and 5-in-5 in aid of MS Society. Now less a gathering of people who know each other online but had never met face to face, increasingly these meets are bringing together established friends. Old banter and jokes are reworked and the fun continues where it left off last time. Continue reading “The Gathering of the Clan”
The first thing I saw as I stepped off the bus at Rosthwaite, a stop short of where I ought to, was Eagle Crag, one of my most favourite fells, peering out from behind Rosthwaite Fell. This just reminded me … Continue reading The 10-in-10 (ish)
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
A taste of things to come
After two nights at the farm at Little Town, it was time to move on and the plan tonight was for a B&B in Keswick. But the day dawned cloudy and grey and so the joy of yesterday wasn’t looking to be on the cards. But it wasn’t until I was outside putting on my boots that I realised that it was drizzling too.
Now I can cope with rain kicking off while I’m out on the fells, but it’s another thing entirely to start the walk in the rain. Continue reading “A Lakeland Round 2007: Day 7 – Sunday 22 April”