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Post-Wainwright Walks: Causey Pike to Ard Crags

The post-Wainwright period proved to be considerably shorter than the years of steadily accumulating summits in pursuit of completion. Part of it was a shift in work commitments, reducing the opportunities to get away, a lot of it was the unexpected joining of my life to someone else’s, and more or less ending the ability to go off on my own whenever I felt like it, because I no longer felt like it. 1,318 more words

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Robinson, Hindscarth & Dale Head

Abs has a cold and I’m aching a bit after this morning’s fell run over Great Borne and Staring Dodd, so we decided we’d do something that looked a little more sedentary, on paper at least. 718 more words

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Presentation by Clare Burgess: How to make the green industry more resilient

Government institutions and the Greening industry started promoting Waterwise gardening techniques over 20 years ago and the 2007 drought focussed our minds on these methods with some success. 920 more words


Swamped in Stoney

Waking up in Derwent Water independent hostel is was obvious that it had been raining all night. An early breakfast had been booked so that we could have a cheeky gander at Barrow Gill but it was browning off and unknown. 175 more words


My Birthday Weekend in Cape Town

Last weekend I decided to celebrate my 22nd birthday South African style! I started by attending a rugby match at Newlands Stadium with my housemates. Surrounded by cheering fans, the Cape Town Stormers defeated the Japanese Sunwolves (probably because they knew it was my birthday). 271 more words


Yewthwaite Lead Mine

As the Lake District joins the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon on the list of Unesco’s world heritage sites it is easy to forget that all but the high fells are largely a manmade landscape. 167 more words

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Of Red Gods And Echoes

I may have been slightly hasty in my last post – an accusation not often leveled at my running pace. I could be accused of giving the impression that the 20kms (near enough) I stumbled through on the VWS trail challenge were really tough. 437 more words