I’m stood on the summit of Silver How in the Lake District. It’s early March, still technically Winter, and I’m learning the hard way that my woolly beret and favourite patterned mac are not appropriate fellwalking gear. 823 more words
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Ride no. 20, woohoo! Day 3 of our mini mountain bike tour of the South Lake District began with the rain hammering down outside. So, we faffed about in the hostel until we could not faff any more, and by the time we threw a leg over the saddle, the rain had stopped. 696 more words
Ride no. 18 was the first day of a three-day mountain bike ‘tour’ of the South Lakes!
My fella and I had three days off together earlier in the week and planned to do some format of a car-free holiday. 573 more words
I was in the Lake District last week for a symposium on ‘Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets’. A group of us were there to meet and discuss what we might make for a forthcoming exhibition at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, home to the Wordsworths from 1799 to 1808, now a museum and home of the… 240 more words