Lake District Walking

View to Pillar

A Potter over Pillar

By Mark Wright With the glorious weather from the weekend extending into Monday I decided to take myself off for a good long walk. My destination was Pillar, one of my favourite fells. Pillar is an enormous fell, towering above both the head of the Wasdale valley and the Ennerdale valley. It’s a fell that…

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Greenup Gill

A Walk Out to the Langdale Pikes

By Mark Wright The birds were singing as I walked out of Stonethwaite yesterday morning heading for Greenup Gill. The sky was blue and my hands were cold. As I walked into the sun I thought of all the Coast to Coast walkers who’d began their day over the years squinting their eyes as they…

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Haystacks Summit

Breakfast on Haystacks

By Mark Wright I really enjoy early morning walks. I particularly like the colours as the sun rises and mountains wake from their sleep. I like the fresh cold air also and the stillness, the quiet. Here I headed out early with the intention of enjoying all these things and a spot of breakfast on…

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Heading for Barrow

A Bimble up Barrow

By Mark Wright Yesterday gave us one of those glorious evenings whereby you have absolutely no choice whatsoever, but to go out and make the most of it. I chose to have a bimble up Barrow to take in the view of the mighty Skiddaw and also down into Newlands Valley. It’s a fairly gentle…

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Cotton Grass

Walk after Work

By Mark Wright Summer evenings are just the best aren’t they? Warm, light evenings are just the perfect invitation for a walk after work. So, on Wednesday after racing out the office and throwing some fruit and water into my little pack, I headed down Borrowdale to the small but beautiful village of Stonethwaite with…

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High Snockrigg and Robinson

Morning Walk at Buttermere

By Mark Wright 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…

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Red Pike

Temperature Inversions

By Mark Wright Temperature inversions would appear to have been the main topic of conversion in the Lake District this week. News was out on Sunday evening that Monday had a good inversion forecast and walkers were out in numbers with their cameras. Social media was awash with fantastic images. Work commitments prevented me from…

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Grasmoor from Darling Fell

Low Fell and Darling Fell

By Mark Wright Despite having walked extensively throughout the lakes for many years now, there are still many places I have yet to visit. Not just fell tops, but valleys and tarns too. My list of ‘things to do and places to see’ seems to be growing faster than I can tick them off. In…

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