Burnhope Seat

Winter is definitely with us. No clear blue skies and frozen ground though, at least not today. Instead we had North Pennines winter conditions of soft snow, peat hags, low cloud and drizzle. We started at Burnhope Reservoir just up from Wearhead at the top end of Weardale. It was deserted, perhaps unsurprisingly on aContinue reading “Burnhope Seat”

More Teesdale walks

I shouldn’t complain, I am very lucky to live in such a scenic part of the UK with moorland and hills on my doorstep. However it’s human nature to want what you can’t have and so I dream of trips to the Lakes and Scotland and further afield, currently out of bounds to us inContinue reading “More Teesdale walks”


A sense of deja vu came over me this week. Lockdown v2 seemed to be as unexpected as lockdown v1 and once again I had time for one last trip to the Lakes. Driving over there I wondered what would be stopping me from coming this way over the next few weeks, but deep insideContinue reading “Teesdale”

Sgor Gaoith

Another early start, another deteriorating weather forecast, but enough of a weather window to climb a Munro and get most of the way down before the bad weather arrived. That was the plan anyway. We started from Glen Feshie, about 3km south of Feshie Bridge and were walking by 8am. Surprisingly enough someone had beatenContinue reading “Sgor Gaoith”


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