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Three Seasons in One Weekend

The usual annual trip to the Lake District and our good friends at Church Stile Campsite. I drove up a day early through some pretty nasty weather but I still received something of a shock after I crested the hill on M6 near Lancaster. 1,365 more words

Walking

The Yellow Line

The installation of the yellow line in Wasdale, running from the Wasdale Oak all the way into Wastwater (a steep slope of almost 120 metres) has been a long time in the planning: 481 more words

Poetry

The Lake District: Wasdale

Keen to try out our new tent, and with Friday off work, we decided to head up to the Lake District for a long weekend. The plan was to head over to Wasdale and complete a walk around Wastwater taking in Illgill Head and Whin Rigg with an overnight stay at the National Trust campsite before heading over to Coniston where would wild camp in the fells. 1,684 more words

The Colour Yellow

We’re very excited to report that we’re now in the thick of planning for the first colour transformation at the first and most westerly of the seven trees: the Wasdale Oak. 820 more words

Trees

September 2014 - Eskdale, Wasdale, and Langdale revisited

Impressions of Eskdale

As the Northern Rail diesel slowly rattled over the bridge near Arnside, the sun blazed in the cobalt blue sky, sparkling on the water as I watched the wailing gulls. 1,464 more words

@hillplodder

The Grand Tour of the Lakes: Stage Two - South to West

The Second Stage of the Grand Tour covers the quarter from South to West, my family’s old home territory. It’s a long drive round from Consiston to Wasdale, and whilst there’s a Lake at the beginning and a Lake at the end, there’s none in between. 1,376 more words

The Lake District

A Rough Crossing Without A Guide

Climbers on the Napes Needles including women in long skirts: About the turn of 20thcentury. Photo: Abrahams Brothers/ FRCC

Firstly, some background. My Dad, Bernard was born in Lancaster. 1,176 more words

Autobiographical