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”

Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings

Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings: Another visit to an iron age hill fort this week, this time Carrock Fell in the northern Lakes with Steve. We had a pleasant wander up to the top and then along the ridge to High Pike. Carrock Fell is a bit of a geological gem. The hill itself isContinue reading “Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings”

Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling

Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling. A busy week in the outdoors this week. Wednesday was a short walk in the Clwydian Hills along Offas Dyke path with my daughter, Hannah. I come from Chester and went up Moel Famau numerous times in my childhood but wanted to avoid the crowds this time. So weContinue reading “Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling”

In the footsteps of Bentley Beetham

Cam Crag Ridge is one of the best grade 2 scrambles in the Lakes. Hard enough to be interesting but not hard enough that I end up wishing I’d brought a rope and someone to hold the other end. Quick to dry and good solid rock on a broad ridge line. It was first climbedContinue reading “In the footsteps of Bentley Beetham”