A Little Bit of Misadventure

A mere two sleeps after getting home from Dartmoor, and I was off again, riding my by now “usual” trains up to Penrith. With a flexible return ticket in my wallet, that was about the extent of the formal planning for this trip. Nearly at the end of the Wainwrights, maybe it was time for a little spontaneity. Continue reading “A Little Bit of Misadventure”

Mellbreak from the shores of Crummock Water

Favourite Fells – Mellbreak

My first ascent of Mellbreak took place last year on the day that I finished the north western fells, by making it a circular walk from Buttermere around Crummock Water, also taking in Rannerdale Knotts.  And it’s ironic that the day I started the north western fells, was also the day I first saw Mellbreak. Continue reading “Favourite Fells – Mellbreak”

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”