Holme Fell

Favourite Fells – Holme Fell

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”

Lingmell - today's main objective

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 8 – Monday 11 July

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”

Snowdonia 2011 – Day 3


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”

Knott from Little Calva

Cumbria Way Day 7

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”

Holme Fell in mist and rain

Cumbria Way Day 3

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”

A Lakeland Round 2007: Day 9 – Tuesday 24 April


I sat on a rock and cried for my mummy.  The rain was still sheeting down, visibility was zilch and I couldn’t be entirely sure where I was – not that I could have seen through my misted up and droplet-covered glasses anyway…   Continue reading “A Lakeland Round 2007: Day 9 – Tuesday 24 April”