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03 May 2018 22:37 - 03 May 2018 22:39 #401 by High Street
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BlueBanana wrote: Well I know this won't impress you proper walker's, but over the last few weeks I've done Latrigg, Catbells and Dodd. Hopefully going out again tomorrow and Sunday. Only little ones i know, but it's a start. Still don't know how to post pic's????


Haha. I took the missus up Dodd when we first got together. It pissed down for 10 mins on the way up and she fell flat on her arse on the way down. Been on my own again ever since.

I started on Carrock Fell, nice easy one. Come off any way really, it’s just a grassy slope.
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04 May 2018 07:10 #402 by melbourneblues
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Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.

Mullen is a virgin.
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04 May 2018 14:04 - 04 May 2018 14:04 #403 by Yorkie Blue
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melbourneblues wrote: Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.


Know what you mean MB, but as far as I`m aware they weren`t doing anything illegal - stupid, ignorant and deserving of a good slap - yes. I`d be concerned if the powers that be fined folk for something like that, you know what governments are like for extracting funds off hard working folk, before long they`d be fining us for going up the hill in winter wearing 3 season boots instead of 4 season boots.
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04 May 2018 16:02 - 04 May 2018 16:07 #404 by nobbyblue
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melbourneblues wrote: Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.


Them Mountain Rescue blokes are always complaining on Border TV about having to gan out to rescue somebody. Surely that's the nature of the job.

If somebody wants to climb Helvelyn in flip flops that's up to them. If somebody want's to rescue them it's also up to them.

Personally I'd just leave them up there! :cheer:
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04 May 2018 16:11 #405 by markredfox73
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Anyway ive not been up the top of fells much in recent weeks but have discovered the bothy life thing...stayed in one up by Ettrick during the week at Over Phawhope.

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04 May 2018 17:07 #406 by Dancingbear
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Are those traffic cones from Port Vale.

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!
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04 May 2018 17:14 #407 by Alan
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heilkmoon wrote: Speaking of Sharp Edge, this log of incidents by the Keswick Mountain Rescue team makes interesting if sobering reading.

keswickmrt.org.uk/rescues/sharp-edge/

Particularly that there’s a drop known as “the usual gully” because that’s where the casualties are usually found.

The term “cragfast” is also interesting - anyone here ever been cragfast?


Never been cragfast but did help a fella on Striding Edge who decided to go down the wrong side of the edge end to access Helvellyn.
His wife chose the correct way and she was stood with her hands on hers hips whinging at him like [censored] whilst he was stuck in this steep little gully not being able to see where to put his feet.
Ended up grabbing one foot at a time to guide him onto footholds to get him down.

On the issue of fines up untill this winter I would have said yes but after working at Patterdale MRT station and me bringing this subject up talking to some of the volunteers they worry about people getting themselves into further trouble in an attempt to self rescue at the though of paying a huge fine.
I don't honestly know a solution as there are idiots in all walks of life.
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07 May 2018 09:45 #408 by Alan
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It a bonny morning in Borrowdale just had a breakfast in the Langstrath Inn and now off down Valley to do Glaramara taking in Cam Crag Ridge.
It's going to be B)

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07 May 2018 12:04 - 07 May 2018 12:06 #409 by BlueBanana
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07 May 2018 19:05 - 07 May 2018 19:08 #410 by Alan
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Borrowdale doing Glaramara from Rosthwaite up Langstrath Beck and some great scrambling on Cam Crag. :cool:









Still a few remains of the beast from the East.;)









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07 May 2018 19:17 #411 by Dancingbear
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Great pics as always Alan.
Me the wife and my 6 yearold did Dodd yesterday and Loughrigg today. Theyre both fine and my feet are knackered. I really need to shift some weight!!!. .

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07 May 2018 19:36 #412 by Alan
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Dancingbear wrote: Great pics as always Alan.
Me the wife and my 6 yearold did Dodd yesterday and Loughrigg today. Theyre both fine and my feet are knackered. I really need to shift some weight!!!. .


Ha ha if you keep that up it drop off quite quickly I shed nearly 3 stone in two years but been on the creep up since Christmas
Need to cut down on beer and sugary shit.
I'd imagine Dodd was busy yesterday and Loughrigg today too both lovely walks though been some weekend weather wise too.
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07 May 2018 19:50 #413 by Dancingbear
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Loughrigg today was like walking through the middle of Carlisle it was that busy. Bit steep coming down on Grasmere side with folks going up.

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02 Jun 2018 19:31 - 02 Jun 2018 19:32 #414 by Alan
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Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Borrowdale a couple of weeks ago without doubt the trickiest Fell I've done (due to a poor bit of navigation :lol:) wet slippery rock, steep Scrambling no defined path.
Real buzz once up there though well worth it.
Would imagine it to be a death trap decending in fog.
Great spot for a chill out too. B)

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02 Jun 2018 20:07 #415 by BlueBanana
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Was up there today. Still not sussed out how to post pic's, despite all the help from everyone! I don't have pc/laptop. Anyhow I'm loving getting out & about in this green & pleasant land! Lost a bit of timber aswell, so it's all good. Hopefully out again tomorrow, depending on weather. I've probably bagged more wainwright's this yr than Bennett scored!
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04 Jun 2018 21:44 #416 by Yorkie Blue
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BlueBanana wrote: Was up there today. Still not sussed out how to post pic's, despite all the help from everyone! I don't have pc/laptop. Anyhow I'm loving getting out & about in this green & pleasant land! Lost a bit of timber aswell, so it's all good. Hopefully out again tomorrow, depending on weather. I've probably bagged more wainwright's this yr than Bennett scored!

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Slacking a bit there BB.
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05 Jun 2018 21:58 - 05 Jun 2018 22:00 #417 by Cumbrianblue
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Done a few walks lately, Caldbeck Common, Geltsdale, Mungrizedale, nice wide tracks, gentle climbs, can fairly knock the miles in.

Eagle crag...a wrong turn/route and ye can be in serious trouble
Went out on a fine day, rain and mist came in, stuck on Pinnacle Ridge on st sunday crag, am not religious, but i prayed, wished we had rope and pitons :S weather cleared and we slithered doon like crabs :lol: on wet slippery smooth rock. Hammered a pint or two in hikers bar lol

Fabulous pics Alan, ye must have a good camera. Keep posting, enjoying other pics and comments too, well done lads.
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05 Jun 2018 22:14 #418 by Alan
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Cumbrianblue wrote: Done a few walks lately, Caldbeck Common, Geltsdale, Mungrizedale, nice wide tracks, gentle climbs, can fairly knock the miles in.

Eagle crag...a wrong turn/route and ye can be in serious trouble
Went out on a fine day, rain and mist came in, stuck on Pinnacle Ridge on st sunday crag, am not religious, but i prayed, wished we had rope and pitons :S weather cleared and we slithered doon like crabs :lol: on wet slippery smooth rock. Hammered a pint or two in hikers bar lol

Fabulous pics Alan, ye must have a good camera. Keep posting, enjoying other pics and comments too, well done lads.


Love it round Caldbeck and Uldale me and the other half did did the Cock ups up to Meal Fell and Knott the back by Brae fell to Ovewater.
It was Grand National Day betting on horses whilst on top of a Fell is a first for me technology
bloody hellm:)
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05 Jun 2018 22:15 - 05 Jun 2018 22:15 #419 by Alan
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Cumbrianblue wrote: Done a few walks lately, Caldbeck Common, Geltsdale, Mungrizedale, nice wide tracks, gentle climbs, can fairly knock the miles in.

Eagle crag...a wrong turn/route and ye can be in serious trouble
Went out on a fine day, rain and mist came in, stuck on Pinnacle Ridge on st sunday crag, am not religious, but i prayed, wished we had rope and pitons :S weather cleared and we slithered doon like crabs :lol: on wet slippery smooth rock. Hammered a pint or two in hikers bar lol

Fabulous pics Alan, ye must have a good camera. Keep posting, enjoying other pics and comments too, well done lads.


Love it round Caldbeck and Uldale me and the other half did did the Cock ups up to Meal Fell and Knott the back by Brae fell to Ovewater.
It was Grand National Day betting on horses whilst on top of a Fell is a first for me technology
bloody hell :)
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06 Jun 2018 00:27 - 06 Jun 2018 00:35 #420 by Cumbrianblue
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Great and Little Cock up, bit like oor club :woohoo:

Trussmador..great name that lol, Twatt is best name mind, village on Orkney isles, we should send oor BOD s theere on hols :lol:

We were in rio, the mrs voted for some crap act on BGT from the christ the redeemer statue, it came third lol.
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07 Jun 2018 19:29 #421 by Alan
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Been looking at doing St Sunday Crag from Pinnacle Ridge route one for Yorkie and Cumbrianblue or anyone else with a bit of knowledge is there a path or route up to summit by that way avoiding and grade 2 or 3 stuff dont mind a bit of a test but I ain't ropes trained yet.

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07 Jun 2018 19:52 #422 by Yorkie Blue
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Hi Alan, there`s one crux move on Pinnacle Ridge graded as a moderate rock climb, but it can be by-passed, generally the ridge is graded at 1 or 2, but as I recall you can get round any tricky stuff. most of the impressive photo shoots are taken on a couple of spikes near the top end of the ridge. To get to the base of the ridge take the Elmhow zig zag path up from the Elmhow plantation in Grizedale (parking at the White Lion Patterdale), when the gradient of the path eases off a bit you`re in Blind Cove, look for a thin track off to your right and that track will take you towards Pinnacle Ridge, cross a couple of small scree shoots, then when you reach a larger scree shoot start directly uphill which should bring you to the base of Pinnacle Ridge.
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07 Jun 2018 20:08 #423 by Alan
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Thanks mate been doing a bit of research on it and that climb comes up on it but no mention of avoiding it (I assume it's the steep climb up V in corner to avoid vertical Slab)

Might give it a go this weekend need a bit of wakening up :lol:
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07 Jun 2018 20:19 #424 by Yorkie Blue
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you might`ve seen this.

www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-pinnacle-ridge

If you do it you`ll have earned a pint down in Patterdale or Glenridding.
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07 Jun 2018 21:18 #425 by Yorkie Blue
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Staying with the outlaws in Whitehaven for a few days with our lass, this morning Wasdale was calling, it being only 20 miles away, and a good forecast. Off we went and had a very pleasant day taking in Yewbarrow and Red Pike.

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07 Jun 2018 21:44 - 07 Jun 2018 21:45 #426 by Alan
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Buttermere, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Great Bourne my nemesis Hen Comb (The Hill with a moat) and Finally Mellbreak last Sunday a tad warm and sweaty is an understatement.










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07 Jun 2018 21:59 #427 by Yorkie Blue
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Crackin` photos.
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10 Jun 2018 19:59 #428 by Alan
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Yorkie I'm assuming this is Crux Corner this is as far is a dare go as a couple of mins later there was a cloudburst and the last thing I want to do is get someone up from their Sunday dinner to rescue some cragfast pillock.
It deffo looks doable so will be back very soon great climb up to that point too cracking day despite the Royal drenching B)


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10 Jun 2018 21:47 #429 by Yorkie Blue
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Aye, that's the crux Alan, near the top of the corner you can get yer feet into bridging stance, then from that it`s straightforward to get yerself onto the top of that bit of crag. That corner can feel a bit greasy in damp weather so you made the right call there fella.

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13 Jun 2018 22:53 #430 by Cumbrianblue
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Alan wrote: Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Borrowdale a couple of weeks ago without doubt the trickiest Fell I've done (due to a poor bit of navigation :lol:) wet slippery rock, steep Scrambling no defined path.
Real buzz once up there though well worth it.
Would imagine it to be a death trap decending in fog.
Great spot for a chill out too. B)


Maybe you strayed onto shepherds crag, jackdaw ridge/donkeys ears :) Yorkie is correct about Elmhow zig zags, couple of scrambling routes, trial and error really lol, you look down and think, fk that...so you have to find the way up lol.
Great pics Alan, if it looks bad, its probs worse doing it!!!

sheepbone above buttermere is another challenge

www.alanwaters.org.uk/gallery/45/Buttermere_Three_Peaks

done Cardunneth pike from Castle Carrock on Sunday, a grouse moor, but lots old quaries and lime kilns,

www.markrichards.info/walk-free/open-acc...cardunneth-pike.html

best thread on the forum this is, pls keep posting pics.
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14 Jun 2018 19:56 #431 by Alan
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Cumbrianblue wrote:

Alan wrote: Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Borrowdale a couple of weeks ago without doubt the trickiest Fell I've done (due to a poor bit of navigation :lol:) wet slippery rock, steep Scrambling no defined path.
Real buzz once up there though well worth it.
Would imagine it to be a death trap decending in fog.
Great spot for a chill out too. B)


Maybe you strayed onto shepherds crag, jackdaw ridge/donkeys ears :) Yorkie is correct about Elmhow zig zags, couple of scrambling routes, trial and error really lol, you look down and think, fk that...so you have to find the way up lol.
Great pics Alan, if it looks bad, its probs worse doing it!!!

sheepbone above buttermere is another challenge

www.alanwaters.org.uk/gallery/45/Buttermere_Three_Peaks

done Cardunneth pike from Castle Carrock on Sunday, a grouse moor, but lots old quaries and lime kilns,

www.markrichards.info/walk-free/open-acc...cardunneth-pike.html

best thread on the forum this is, pls keep posting pics.


Cheers for that mate.

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14 Jun 2018 20:12 #432 by Alan
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Pinnacle Ridge, St Sunday Crag last weekend.












And Ullswater

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14 Jun 2018 23:42 #433 by Cumbrianblue
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Looks like you done it, heart rate and adreneline on full blast :)

certain places get in your head, you gota do em, then you find sumat else to obsess about. Mine was Cuillin Ridge.

ahhh, memories.
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25 Jun 2018 22:17 - 25 Jun 2018 22:39 #434 by Alan
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Sacked work off today and headed for Grasmoor to have a go at Grasmoor End looked impossible on the approach turned out to be a superb scramble B)
Crummock Water was like a mirror too stunning stuff.











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30 Jun 2018 09:47 #435 by Alan
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Helvellyn Sunset last night worth the effort to get up there :)
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01 Jul 2018 20:17 #436 by Alan
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One for regular A66 travelers this morning.
Barf.
Touch and go id end up in divorce court with the route we took (it was tricky tbh) a nice dinner and a pint at the Royal oak Braithwaite got me back in the good books. B)

The Bishop


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01 Jul 2018 20:33 #437 by Yorkie Blue
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The rock band is a tricky little scramble for a few feet.
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01 Jul 2018 21:04 #438 by Alan
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Yorkie Blue wrote: The rock band is a tricky little scramble for a few feet.


Ha ha getting past Slape Crag was a mission thank god for A.Ws book never seen an oak tree growing horizontally before good fun today .
Head for Heights was put to the test.
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01 Jul 2018 21:23 #439 by Yorkie Blue
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Always have respect for the folk who haul a pot of paint up there to put a coat on the Bishop.

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02 Jul 2018 08:54 #440 by ExiledJock
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Is that a euphemism?
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02 Jul 2018 17:37 #441 by Wukkie
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Bishop? It's The Horses Head isn't it. That's what it's known around here anyways.

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09 Jul 2018 20:08 - 09 Jul 2018 20:42 #442 by Alan
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Solo hike on Sunday the plan was Great End Via Skew Gill and Custs Gully the sticking point was Custs Gully.
Managed to scramble to all but 30m from summit only to be met with a vertical pitch of slimey mossbound Rock impossible for a novice like me will return in winter when several feet of Snow have filled this in.
Did make summit but it was all the way down and back up another route.








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09 Jul 2018 22:10 #443 by newcarlislefan
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Beautiful photos again, Alan. Keep them coming.

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10 Jul 2018 00:39 #444 by Flatcap
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Wukkie wrote: Bishop? It's The Horses Head isn't it. That's what it's known around here anyways.


Folk lore has it that in the 19th century a bloke in the Swan after a few drinks bet that he could ride his horse up to the top. He only managed to get as far as this rock before his horse fell and he was killed. In his memory the stone has been painted white ever since and called the horses head.
If true it was a bloody good effort to get that far, never mind on a horse.

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10 Jul 2018 08:19 #445 by heilkmoon
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Flatcap wrote:

Wukkie wrote: Bishop? It's The Horses Head isn't it. That's what it's known around here anyways.


Folk lore has it that in the 19th century a bloke in the Swan after a few drinks bet that he could ride his horse up to the top. He only managed to get as far as this rock before his horse fell and he was killed. In his memory the stone has been painted white ever since and called the horses head.
If true it was a bloody good effort to get that far, never mind on a horse.


Seems like the Bishop story is a myth if wikipedia is to be believed...

"On a rocky site at 700 ft and clearly visible from the Cockermouth to Keswick road, is the "Bishop of Barf", a white painted stone marking the spot where, according to local legend, the Bishop of Derry was killed falling from his horse in 1783, after drunkenly betting he could ride up the hill. Both the Bishop and his horse are said to be buried near a smaller stone, the Clerk, at the base of the hill. Sadly, the story, although imaginative, forgets that the Bishop of Derry of the time died 20 years later in Italy. However, this Bishop's colourful life no doubt inspired a tale capable of capturing the imagination. The stone was whitewashed each year by staff at the nearby Swan Hotel, until the Hotel was converted to apartments. The whitewashing is now carried out by members of Keswick Mountain Rescue.

The Bishop stands about 7 ft high on the shortest side, while the Clerk is a much smaller conical stone"

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10 Jul 2018 17:59 #446 by Wukkie
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Flatcap wrote:

Wukkie wrote: Bishop? It's The Horses Head isn't it. That's what it's known around here anyways.


Folk lore has it that in the 19th century a bloke in the Swan after a few drinks bet that he could ride his horse up to the top. He only managed to get as far as this rock before his horse fell and he was killed. In his memory the stone has been painted white ever since and called the horses head.
If true it was a bloody good effort to get that far, never mind on a horse.


That's the story I was told as a kid too. Moral of the story is don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia!

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14 Jul 2018 21:02 #447 by Yorkie Blue
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Early start, parked up near Hartsop and walked over Middle Dodd, Red Screes, LIttle Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd, that Middle Dodd was steep, like scrambling on grass. Cracking day all the same, at the end of the walk it was a choice between getting in the pub and watching England, or going on a few miles to Penrith to see Carlisle, chose the pub and England - maybe wrong choice.

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20 Jul 2018 20:53 #448 by Alan
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Anyone after a nice not over demanding walk with a great view too give Low Fell a try less than an hours walk from Loweswater car park pic taken last night a great way to enjoy the summer we are having whilst improving your fitness levels.
It's win win B)

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20 Jul 2018 21:06 #449 by munchymagic
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Chances are that the only way that I will ever get to see these beautiful views are on here or if I ever get rich enough to purchase a helicopter :)

Some of them though I would not be able to do in my youth, no chance.
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20 Jul 2018 21:12 #450 by Alan
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munchymagic wrote: Chances are that the only way that I will ever get to see these beautiful views are on here or if I ever get rich enough to purchase a helicopter :)

Some of them though I would not be able to do in my youth, no chance.


Sad to here that munchy hope your health improves to be able to do some.
If not you could get up here on a quad bike :P
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