The Cheviot and back to Teesdale

Two very different walks this week, but variety is good. On Thursday I went to Northumberland for the first time in many years for a long walk with my brother Jim. He was wearing trainers and a lightweight rucksack, prepared to walk as fast as he could. I was as usual in my heavy bootsContinue reading “The Cheviot and back to Teesdale”

Fendrith Hill and Chapel Fell Top

Lockdown v2 is giving me an excellent excuse to explore my local hills a bit more. I’m ashamed to say that although I know the Lakes like the back of my hand, I rarely visit the remote hills in Teesdale and the North Pennines. There is a good reason for this – long walks overContinue reading “Fendrith Hill and Chapel Fell Top”

Hindscarth and Dale Head in the rain

A wet and at times windy walk today, but the mountains are amazing in all weathers if you can somehow stay warm and dry(ish). We started from the small car park near Littletown which is of course where Beatrix Potter based her story of Mrs Tiggywinkle. After passing the small Newlands Church we attempted toContinue reading “Hindscarth and Dale Head in the rain”

Sleeping under the stars

I returned to Ennerdale to walk the south side of the Ennerdale Horseshoe that I had cut short a few weeks previously due to bad weather. I parked at Bowness Knott and walked along the shores of Ennerdale Water before crossing the River Liza, walking up through the trees and eventually along the long, broadContinue reading “Sleeping under the stars”

Thornthwaite Beacon and High Street

A less adventurous walk this week but no less enjoyable for that and I was glad to give my knees a rest after the battering they received last weekend. We started from Cow Bridge near Brotherswater and after walking through the small village of Hartsop turned right over the stream and followed Pasture Beck upContinue reading “Thornthwaite Beacon and High Street”