Alfred Wainwright

Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells

‘All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it.’ The words of Alfred Wainwright, written over 60 years ago in 1955, in his introduction to ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book One, The Eastern Fells’. This was the first of 7 pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells. A task that kept…

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St Cuthbert's Way

Words and Pictures

It’s been a week of words and pictures. Waves of kind and generous words and an abundance of stunning pictures. This year’s walking holiday season is well under way, and this week in particular, our walkers have been writing reviews, telling tales and sharing glorious photographs with us all through our social media channels. Michael…

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Bowscale Tarn and Bowscale Fell


April showers are traditionally spoken of in terms of rain, however over the past few days we’ve had some snow showers here in the lakes, nicely decorating the highest tops.  It was only a fleeting thing and the spring air is warming once again so I don’t suppose there will be very much of it…

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High Snockrigg and Robinson


On Saturday morning I made the most of the sunshine and took myself off to Buttermere where I enjoyed a lovely walk round the lake. I walked anti clockwise, and rather than simply sticking with the lake shore path I headed up through Burtness Wood and onto the fell-side beneath High Stile and High Crag….

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Joss Naylor

Another Joss Naylor Epic

As well as being keen walkers and cyclists, we each enjoy a spot of running too. With varying degrees of success you understand. Steve is undoubtedly out there in front, with Lynn, Tara, Sonja, and Rick battling for the middle ground. Alison and myself struggling at the back. Between us we don’t do too badly,…

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Scafell Range

What a Wonderful Week

What a wonderful week we’re having. Spring has certainly arrived in the Lake District. Monday through until Thursday we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine and I was lucky enough to be able to get out and enjoy it. On Monday I parked up at the Three Shire Stone on Wrynose Pass and walked…

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Skiddaw in Spring


Today is the first day of spring, in the meteorological calendar at least. March 20th marks the beginning of spring in the astronomical calendar. Whichever you follow, there can be no denying that spring was certainly in the air on Sunday morning. I woke to brilliant blue skies and in the minutes that followed, managed…

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Hadrian's Wall Northumberland

Triple Success for Northumberland

Northumberland enjoyed exceptional success at the recent BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16, picking up first prize in 3 of the 11 categories. Almost 18’000 readers took part and cast 120’000 votes between them. With no fewer than 4 of our walking holidays venturing into Northumberland we couldn’t be happier for the county and their well-deserved…

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Black Combe

Black Combe

I do enjoy long days out on the trail and with spring only just around the corner I’m keen to ensure that I’m ship shape and ready to go when the warmer days and lighter evening arrive. So despite the forecast suggesting Sunday was to be a cold, windy and altogether grim sort of day…

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Dimming of the Day

The First Snow of Winter

This past week we have experienced the first snow of winter. Well the first proper snow that is. We wasted no time at all in getting out and enjoying ourselves. On Friday I headed up Crag Fell in Ennerdale. The view through to the head of the valley was superb. Our Coast to Coast walkers will…

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