People must wonder how bad the other fells must be after the experience I had on Holme Fell last year which still didn’t stop it being a favourite.
But like so many of the smaller fells, Holme Fell is interesting in a way that many higher fells just aren’t. A variety of terrain and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore make for a pleasant little climb and every bit worth a visit in its own right. Continue reading “Favourite Fells – Holme Fell”
Wasdale to Borrowdale
Having weighed up whether to do the walk over Lingmell or chicken out and just take the easier option straight over Sty Head Pass from Wasdale, there was a certain irony in me ending up doing both. Here’s how it happened… Continue reading “A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 8 – Monday 11 July”
Today I met up with sunnysky from the LFTO forum.
We parked in Croesor and took the path up onto the ridgeline above the village. The summit of Cnicht stood out against the background of cloud enveloping the other mountains.
We made good progress and despite a strengthening headwind very quickly we reached the steeper ascent onto the summit, scrambling Continue reading “Snowdonia 2011 – Day 3”
Skiddaw House is the highest youth hostel in England, and I took advantage of a 1,550 feet head start today.
Today I’m not strictly doing the Cumbria Way. Today and tomorrow I am doing some side walks to take advantage of the location, and I will continue the trek itself on Tuesday.
A similar start to yesterday weather-wise. Breezy and rain showers with forecast to clear. Having survived Continue reading “Cumbria Way Day 7”
Today was an ordeal.
Woken by the patter of rain on the window, and having seen the forecast last night I knew it was going to be damp. In the event it rained pretty much all day and I couldn’t see anything above 200m for most of the day.
Having been first down for breakfast, I was away before 9 and followed the official CW path out of Coniston to Low Yewdale and up through Tarn How’s Wood. Continue reading “Cumbria Way Day 3”
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 Plan The … Continue reading Ambleside Ambles
Sunday 17 July 03:50 We arrive at Southwaite Services on the M6 for our Scafell Pike briefing. It’s annoying to see people in sleeping bags, indicating that there’s a fair chance they’ve had some sleep. I take the opportunity for … Continue reading UK Three Peaks (2005): Scafell Pike