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Discovering Albion – day 4: Country miles

Hovering somewhere between delight and disbelief we wandered round the churchyard of St Mary’s. We knew there had been too much to take in. That is where the camera comes into its own, allowing us to go back and see what we have ‘missed’. 616 more words


Discovering Albion – day 4: Snow in them there hills…

We decided that it would be sensible to take the coast road north… it is both unusual and rather nice when ‘sensible’ walks hand in hand with preference. 543 more words


Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike

BBC4’s Wednesday night documentary about Scafell Pike, Britain’s highest mountain, came with favourable previews, although I’d have raced home from work to catch it if it had been promised to be a load of old boots, because there just aren’t enough television programmes about the Lake District. 878 more words

The Goggle-Box

The toughest triathlon ever comes to the Lakes

Photo by Steve Ashworth/MovieIt

A  triathlon to be staged in the Lake District this summer looks set to be the world’s toughest ultimate race.

The Wasdale X is a full distance extreme event with a total distance of 140 miles (226km) and a record-breaking 16,994 ft (5,180m) of ascent – more than comparable events anywhere in the world. 293 more words