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Adventures are often found close to home

On a day like today, it’s hard not to get out and about. Sometimes the spirit of adventure just grabs you and you want to travel half way around the world to visit that place you’ve seen on TV. 183 more words


The Winnicks on Wansfell Pike

On the peak, and searching for the Geocache: a short walk with little sister’s family, leaving enough time to try out the new wetsuit (sorry no sketches!)


Fleetwith Pike

Here’s a disturbing statistic (for me anyway): the last time I climbed a Lake District summit was Causey Pike in 2008. I remember a year or two earlier sitting next to a tarn near Great End and forcing myself to leave the peace and quiet in order to get up to Esk Pike. 936 more words


“Every flower like a Moroccan Lantern..."

“Every flower like a Moroccan Lantern, lit from inside”. A wonderful description of the Snakehead Fritillary (perhaps our very favourite spring flower) which have just shown their heads to the world and are  gently nodding in the breeze. 191 more words

West Cumbria: Pt 2 - Workington

We moved on from the charming seaside town of Maryport, and soon arrived in the larger town of Workington, and parked up in the town centre to see what we could find… 1,562 more words