Lake District Walking

Haystacks Summit

Breakfast on Haystacks

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. This morning I headed out early with the intention of enjoying all these things and a spot of breakfast on Haystacks. It…

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Reflections on St Bees beach

A morning at St Bees

Finding time to get out walking over winter months can be fairly difficult. Shorter days, inclement weather and dare I say it in November, Christmas preparations, all playing their part. So it’s really important to grab those little windows of opportunity when they arise. This morning I had the luxury of a few spare hours…

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Vale of Lorton

Vale of Lorton

After a long day in the office there’s nothing quite like getting out for an evening walk. Particularly when the weather is as glorious as it has been here in the Lake District over the past month or so. Although we have many beautiful walks right from our office door, sometimes it’s nice to have…

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View to Pillar

Pillar

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 both our Coast…

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Greenup Gill

Langdale Pikes

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 set off on…

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Heading up onto Helvellyn

Helvellyn

To kick start spring I enjoyed one of my favourite walks today. Up onto Helvellyn and along Swirral Edge and Striding Edge. It’s a walk I never tire of. It’s not exactly a typical Mickledore walk but it’s good exercise for the legs. Especially when longer days are just around the corner. February had been…

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Honister Crag and Dale Head

Great Gable

With fine weather forecast yesterday I headed out to enjoy one of my favourite walks. Honister to Great Gable. There was a slight twist on this occasion as my intention wasn’t to go to the summit of Great Gable but rather to walk round it on the high level traverse which Alfred Wainwright described as…

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Catbells

Autumn into Winter

When there is snow on the ground and the sun is shining from a bright blue sky it requires very little motivation to get out and walk. However it’s not quite so easy when you wake to a damp, gloomy grey day and find the snow has melted. However it pays to lace up your…

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Heading for Barrow

A Bimble up Barrow

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 start to the…

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Cotton Grass

Walk after Work

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 a view to…

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