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Wainwright Walks 37: windy Whinlatter and the wrong type of mint cake

Wainwright: No.79
When: Tuesday 10th October
Who: Me and the mountaineering minion
Weather: Windy and overcast – a bit of light rain at times… 994 more words


13 train cars derail off historic CN trestle bridge near Wainwright in central Alberta

Editor’s Note: This story was first published the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 17, and updated with new information from CN Rail on Wednesday, Oct. 18. 678 more words


Wainwright Walks 36: Yet more bog and the wrong trousers (again!)

Hills:Troutbeck Tongue
Wainwright: No.78
When: Sunday 8th October
Who: Me and the mountaineering minion
Weather: Generally pretty good
Conditions underfoot: Good track then megabog… 1,572 more words


Lakeland c1983, almost

Dawn light filtered through the green curtains as the bleating intensified in both volume and pitch.  Just one of those things about staying in the Lake District; being woken by a bleating sheep.  1,171 more words


Raven Crag, Thirlmere

Situated at the northern end of Thirlmere reservoir, Raven Crag is a short, but steep Wainwright Fell.  The route is less than 2 miles in total and is an out and back that gives stunning views over Thirlmere and the surrounding fells. 284 more words

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Lake District- Midges and Navigation.

Middle age has arrived rather promptly. One day, I was quite happily going about my usual business; being as active as possible, walking, cycling and taking it for granted that this is how life will always be. 1,906 more words

Fleetwith Pike, Honister

Today was a 2.8 mile circular walk up to Fleetwith Pike.  This is a Wainwright fell, and stands at 2126 feet or 648 metres.  Thing is, you can cheat a bit by parking at the top of the Honister Pass, meaning the climb is “only” 936 feet or 285 metres. 469 more words

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