Sunday, 14 February 2016
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Far better than the football

Red tarn from low spying how bottled striding edge due to the wind :lol:

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5 months ago
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#309980
Was fishing on a tarn near Castle Carrock today-what a beautiful village it is and great pub lunch
5 months ago
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#310547
Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags. I caught the weather just right on Tuesday. A bit crap that the path lead right into a stream so it was off with the boots and the socks!

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5 months ago
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#311877
Last Week I did Ladyside Pike - Hopegill Head - Whiteside from Hopebeck.

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5 months ago
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#311882
Great pics, Wukkie.
5 months ago
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#311898
Good photos Wukkie, looks like you had a good day out.

A couple of photos from yesterday, on the Isle of Arran, had a walk over the hills around Glen Sannox, poor weather conditions meant poor photos, but on our way to some rehydration at the Corrie Hotel saw the paddle steamer Waverley just a couple of hundred yards off-shore. I remember about 40 or so years ago, plus or minus, having a trip on the Waverley from Whitehaven to the Isle of Man, brilliant day out - steaming on the steamer.


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I know it’s frowned upon by some on here, but I’m still cracking on with wainwright bagging, my daughters bought me “definitive guide to wainwright bagging” it’s written by a couple of locals, Karen and Dan Parker, they helped create the route which Steve Birkinshaw used when he broke Joss Naylors record.

It breaks the fells down into areas and groups, tells you where to start, where you park even, then detailed map and route, it’s been a great help to me.

Last week I did, Bakestall, that completed “northern skiddaw horseshoe” section, couple of nights later I did Graystones and Whinlatter how, this completed “Wythorp wandering” section.

Then on Thursday I did “Dale head horseshoe” which included, hindscarth, Dale head,high spy, maiden moor and cat bells.Newlands valley is amazing for views.

Parked at Newlands church near little town and started from there, just under 10 miles, covered a lot of ground this ground but so worth it.
4 months ago
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#311908
Bomber crash site at Gairloch last week-beautiful up there
4 months ago
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#311935
As far as Wainwrights go I just can't see the point of leaving over 100 fells out for the sake of a name that someone's given them as there are some far better fells that aren't on the list.

Ladyside Pike compared to Mungrisdale Common a case in point.

I just want to do the lot.
4 months ago
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#311949
Looking at doing a Lakes walk next week-max 10 miles loop.Any recommendations?Nothing too hairy
4 months ago
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#311950
Looking at doing a Lakes walk next week-max 10 miles loop.Any recommendations?Nothing too hairy


A really nice circular walk is Beda Fell, then on to Angle Tarn Pikes and finally Place Fell. You don't need to do the whole thing if time is short as there are opportunities to bail out.

There is limited parking opposite Martindale Church so I'd probably recommend an early start.
4 months ago
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#311956
Good advice-thanks for that
4 months ago
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#311957
Good advice-thanks for that


I forgot to add that as an alternative to continuing on to Place Fell, you can drop down to the Ullswater lake side path and follow that path back.

It's a stunning walk.
4 months ago
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#311961
I know it’s frowned upon by some on here, but I’m still cracking on with wainwright bagging, my daughters bought me “definitive guide to wainwright bagging” it’s written by a couple of locals, Karen and Dan Parker, they helped create the route which Steve Birkinshaw used when he broke Joss Naylors record.

It breaks the fells down into areas and groups, tells you where to start, where you park even, then detailed map and route, it’s been a great help to me.

Last week I did, Bakestall, that completed “northern skiddaw horseshoe” section, couple of nights later I did Graystones and Whinlatter how, this completed “Wythorp wandering” section.

Then on Thursday I did “Dale head horseshoe” which included, hindscarth, Dale head,high spy, maiden moor and cat bells.Newlands valley is amazing for views.

Parked at Newlands church near little town and started from there, just under 10 miles, covered a lot of ground this ground but so worth it.




I know Wainwright, Munros, etc "bagging" is looked upon with disdain in some quarters, but on the positive side it gets you into parts of the country that may never be visited, I`ve done the Wainwrights and I`m well on doing the Scottish Munros and Corbetts plus the occasional Marilyn and I`ve been fortunate to have been in some absolutely stunning, quiet and remote areas of the Lakes and Scotland, and taking on board Wukkies comments, also working through Wainwrights Outlying Fells, some real little gems there. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Yorkie Blue, I totally agree, I’ve found myself with some amazing views and scenery on my walks, I’m quite a quick walker and the walk I mention above in the newlands valley which was 9:8 miles, I completed in 3 hours and 20 minutes, I always take time to stop and take it in, so good for the soul in my opinion, I’m often amazed how few people I see on the fells, even in really good weather, on my last walk I saw two fell runners and a guy setting up to wild camp, that’s it.
4 months ago
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#311970
Looking at doing a Lakes walk next week-max 10 miles loop.Any recommendations?Nothing too hairy


Few ideas form walks I've enjoyed, Laffy.

Bowfell and Crinkle Crags from Langdale is an absolute beauty.
Walked it a few times and has many good things going for it.
You start at the head of Langdale which is beautiful.
The Old Dungeon Ghyll pub is a lovely spot for a pint at the end.
The walk between Crinkle Crags and Bowfell is gorgeous.
The views down into all the valleys - Eskdale, Borrowdale, Langdale are lovely.
Walking back down the Band is a really nice way to finish the walk

The Fairfield Horseshoe is also a cracker.
Because it's so central the views across the district are fabulous

The round from High Street.
Did this last year for the first time and was fantastic.
Right out in the Eastern Lakes.
If it's been hot you'll see the remains of the flooded village at Mardale.
Two mountain tarns to enjoy.
Fantastic views of the whole of the central lakes.

As others have mentioned the Coledale Horseshoe is absolutely wonderful as is the Newlands Horseshoe.
Newlands especially is such a pretty, tranquil place.

Helvellyn as well is a nice circular walk if you go up by Helvellyn and down by Swirral Edge.

There's also the Mosedale Horseshoe if you are out further West. Starting off at Wasdale Head you can do a round including Pillar which is a very dramatic walk.
The only downside to that for me is that I've never really liked the Wasdale Head Inn. For such an iconic location I've always found it to be a bit disappointing.

Haven't been walking on the fells for ages. Really miss it. Take some photos so we can all enjoy!

You're spoilt for choice!
4 months ago
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#311972
Thanks NCF

I know the owner of the pub at Wasdale-Nigel Burton.He’s a decent fella.I’ve done that route across the screes on the far side-the dog didn’t like it much but it was a good long walk
4 months ago
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#311973
There' also Skiddaw starting from Bassenthwaite, not Keswick, so you can go up by Ullock Pike and then come back down into the Dash Valley. Lovely walk and a bit off the beaten track.
4 months ago
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#311975
And a walk I haven't done but have heard lots of good thins about is the high level route above Eskdale starting from near the Hardknott Pass at Brotherkield, I think. Looks like a fabulous long walk up the valley and then across the tops - Esk Pike, Great End etc - before walking back down the valley again. A long walk though by all accounts.
4 months ago
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#311988
Thanks Yorkie Blue, I totally agree, I’ve found myself with some amazing views and scenery on my walks, I’m quite a quick walker and the walk I mention above in the newlands valley which was 9:8 miles, I completed in 3 hours and 20 minutes, I always take time to stop and take it in, so good for the soul in my opinion, I’m often amazed how few people I see on the fells, even in really good weather, on my last walk I saw two fell runners and a guy setting up to wild camp, that’s it.


Breathe in the solitary and enjoy it, that's what you want. I hate it when the spot you go to is swamped (usually by extremely loud southerners in the Summer).
4 months ago
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#312901
I tried ascending Lads How up Grasmoor but gave up as I was melting and fighting through 5 feet ferns wasn't much fun so cut my losses and did Rannerdale Knotts instead so at least the day wasn't a complete waste of time.

One of the highlights of the day is I passed a car with the registration Boo 4 Lap so I guess they weren't a fan of the failed takeover a few years back!

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4 months ago
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#312902
That will be Patty with his new reg
4 months ago
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#312932
That will be Patty with his new reg


Could he afford a private reg? :D
4 months ago
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#312936
Fair play to you Wukkie for hillwalking yesterday in those temperatures. On the subject of appropriate car registrations, perhaps EEJ 1T may be apt for our wonderful owners.
4 months ago
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#313314
Had a quick blast round Whinlatter today, the view towards Keswick and Derwentwater where they had to remove some trees due to disease is too drawer…

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I’ve had 2 contrasting walks in the lakes this week. On Monday I parked at Newlands church to complete “A Newlands round” was cloudy but warm to start with, first peak was due to be “Robinson” got up there and it was misty, then the rain started and I mean started, headed off to “Newlands Hause” conditions were awful, getting slightly concerned about conditions at this point.

Anyway, things clear up a bit as I head down towards Newlands pass and head up “Knott Rigg” then onto “Ards Crags” I’m then supposed to go onto “Scar crags and Causey Pike” but my outdoor activity app sends me a different route back towards Newlands church where my car is, so I call it a day.

Wednesday I head back about 2pm to complete “Coledale Horseshoe” park at the little car park at the foot of “Grisedale pike” and head ho there, glorious weather, then onto “Eel Crag (Crag hill) then Sail” bump into a lovely couple who point out I could do “Scar crags and Causey Pike” if I follow the path straight on, I do this and complete the missing two from Monday.

Head back the way I came then back into the valley (bumped into the skids 😉) where I finished with “Outerside and Barrow” 10 Wainwrights done and 2 very contrasting but enjoyable walks.
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