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The Lake District

Onwards and northwards! The drive to Keswick was beautiful. I’m not exactly a county bumpkin but the rural scenery really was spectacular. We drove through Settle, a tiny village where Marcus holiday’d as a child, sadly for him he didn’t recognise any of the landmarks. 450 more words


Innominate Tarn

I’m down to the last few photos to share from our visit to the Lake District earlier this year. This is from my last walk there, up Haystacks on the well-trodden ascent from Gatesgarth. 213 more words


Happy Birthday to Me

This week has marked 41 years since my birthday. Last year, for my 40th, I had hand, foot and mouth – and so, thinks I, this year’s birthday can only be better than that. 531 more words


A Walk to Robin Hood's Grave

A couple of years ago we walked up from the village of Orton, in Westmorland, to visit Robin Hood’s Grave. The other day we went there again, not least because it features in the opening of the new Robin Hood novel I’m writing at the moment. 465 more words

Wainwright Walks 25: unfinished business on Low Pike

Hills:Low Pike
When: 23 September 2016
Who: just me and the mountaineering minion
Why: unfinished business
Weather: overcast but windy
Bog factor: mostly ok but one patch of megabog near the top… 1,009 more words


Over the Edge

A trip home to the UK and a trip to one of my favourite places, The Lake District.

The view from Sharp Edge on the way up Blen Cathra, not long before the photograph was taken I was swimming in Scales Tarn seen below. 38 more words