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  3. 14-02-2016 16:02
Far better than the football

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

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I remember seeing them back in 1994?? With youngster. It's a shame they've not prioritised the relocation, although I kind of understand the logic of strengthening the populations in Southern Scotland and hope for natural spread.

Wild camped at Small water once. Tends to be a lovely quite corner of the Lakes.
  1. 29-01-2017 10:12
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Incidentally , does anyone count (with or without a specific aim to complete) Wainwrights, nuttalls, hewitts etc.

My daughter asked recently and I have clocked up 108 Wainwrights. Not recorded others.
  1. 29-01-2017 10:17
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Im around 130 wainwrights i think

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  1. 29-01-2017 11:36
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I don't get the obsession with Wainwrights. Surely a fell is a fell regardless what some old lancastrian duffer thought.
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Hoping to have a day out at Haweswater this year

Try to spot the Golden Eagles


Good luck with that. There's only been one eagle since his mate died in 2004 and he hasn't been seen for over a year.



Might be a long day then.... :ohmy:
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Laffy just to let you know i've emailed forum admin with my contact no and asked them to forward it to you if you can text me back when you get it ill ring you and sort out that Fell walk.
:)
  1. 29-01-2017 19:23
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Thank you Alan-something to look forward to.
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Thank you Alan-something to look forward to.

Bit of luck we may be Blessed with a bit of winter.
Me and the Mrs were back to Borrowdale again today and had a walk up to Sprinkling Tarn then back for a pint and a bit of dinner at the pheasant in Keswick.
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Laffy, I've just forwarded Alan's email to you...
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Incidentally , does anyone count (with or without a specific aim to complete) Wainwrights, nuttalls, hewitts etc.

191 Wainrights, 153 Munros.
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Nice day on the Arran Hills Sunday 29/1/17
Just figuring how to post an image. If it works, it`s looking down to the Kilbrannan Sound from Beinn Bhreac
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Fabulous pics...ive done all wainwrights, 104 monroes..in the past..ower old now lol, but......still manage a few lesser fell walks

had 3 days b and b near Torver

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/conistonoldman_r4.htm

never went to sumit...up to bursting quarry..then miners track back down.

keep posting..best thread on here :)
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Fabulous pics...ive done all wainwrights, 104 monroes..in the past..ower old now lol, but......still manage a few lesser fell walks

had 3 days b and b near Torver

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/conistonoldman_r4.htm

never went to sumit...up to bursting quarry..then miners track back down.

keep posting..best thread on here :)


Just looking through my photos and I would say you've done every fell on this one.
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Pathetic 12 Wainwrights. And even then l've realised l've not got to the cairn on Great Calva.
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Was in coniston today walked from.hawkshead......(works holiday).. its a really nice place to come.Old man was done 3 years ago one of the most interesting places to climb up littered with history and just delightful views

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Pathetic 12 Wainwrights. And even then l've realised l've not got to the cairn on Great Calva.


But at least you`re named after a grand hill.
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Fabulous pics...ive done all wainwrights, 104 monroes..in the past..ower old now lol, but......still manage a few lesser fell walks

had 3 days b and b near Torver

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/conistonoldman_r4.htm

never went to sumit...up to bursting quarry..then miners track back down.

keep posting..best thread on here :)


Just looking through my photos and I would say you've done every fell on this one.
B)
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aye..bin up em all...most more than once.

Ahhh..Gable, me fav mountain, had many nights wild camping...Styhead Tarn is where i want me ashes scattered :woohoo:

Doing ridge walks..ye can rattle off many summits easily :)

Just back fre game...massive 3 points, even tho it wernt pretty..well done lads.
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Fabulous pics...ive done all wainwrights, 104 monroes..in the past..ower old now lol, but......still manage a few lesser fell walks

had 3 days b and b near Torver

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/conistonoldman_r4.htm

never went to sumit...up to bursting quarry..then miners track back down.

keep posting..best thread on here :)



Just looking through my photos and I would say you've done every fell on this one.
B)
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aye..bin up em all...most more than once.

Ahhh..Gable, me fav mountain, had many nights wild camping...Styhead Tarn is where i want me ashes scattered :woohoo:

Doing ridge walks..ye can rattle off many summits easily :)

Just back fre game...massive 3 points, even tho it wernt pretty..well done lads.


With all that fresh air and exercise, scattering ashes will be a long time off yet if ever ;) we only managed a shortish walk on Sunday a drive down to Wasdale and a walk round probably one of the most photographed lakes in the district Wastwater.
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Britains best view.. i like how they have a little hut and plaque if i remember on there

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  1. 07-02-2017 21:46
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As horrible as conditions where (blowing a hoolie, blizzard conditions, wind chill) this morning at least it was enjoyable

Birkhouse Moor
Swirral Edge
Red Tarn beck
Helvellyn summit
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However bad it got, it'll have been better than being at Brunton Park this afternoon.
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However bad it got, it'll have been better than being at Brunton Park this afternoon.

Was there mate frost bite would have been better than that shit on a stick football served up today.
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For anyone interested there was a documentary on BBC 4 about Blencathra it was shown on Tuesday night but is now on I player.
Really good.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08f1cc0/life-of-a-mountain-a-year-on-blencathra
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Watched a year in the lake district overnight,it was an excellent bit of work from the beeb on this. Some great shots of the fells and the way of life..

Alan, you stopped out in yan of them bothys on your travels? Thinking of giving Warnscale bothy up from buttermere a go soon.

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  1. 18-02-2017 05:59
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Fabulous pics..as usual Alan, long time since i needed crampons and ice axe, some great memories though.

Had a wander on Thursday..here http://www.leaney.org/journal.php?id=1175 never saw a soul.

stayed in a few bothys and hostels, me fav was black sail..ahhh, happy days, saw yon programes on telly..some good vids on youtube too.

great win today, cant wait for Saturday..gota win it

up the blues!!!
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Never stopped in a bothey yet mark but we are planning our first wild camp the end of March in the Great End area.
Cumbrianblue nice to see your still putting the miles in and I don't believe for one minute your too old for full winter conditions.
As for us we did haystacks on Sat morning horrendous conditions wind and rain and a real good soaking :lol:
A pic from the summer instead of what I may have seen on a clear day.
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Up Aguilles Midi tomorrow Alan-a proper mountain,albeit in a lift!
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Up Aguilles Midi tomorrow Alan-a proper mountain,albeit in a lift!

Looks superb and I must admit I've missed the snow here this winter enjoy!
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Had a walk up Brownhills today..lovely clear views for miles, a few showers though, me lal terrier took off..found her inside a rotting sheep carcass lol.

http://davemeehan.com/walking/brown-hills-above-ullswater

parked in Dockray, saved a bit steep climbing :) then a couple of pints in Pooley..was a nice day..shame about result tonight :(
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Well at least the snow was back today to take my mind off bloody football[img ]https://s23.postimg.org/rzbkdz6gr/DSC_1818.jpg[/img]
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Had a walk up Brownhills today..lovely clear views for miles, a few showers though, me lal terrier took off..found her inside a rotting sheep carcass lol.

http://davemeehan.com/walking/brown-hills-above-ullswater

parked in Dockray, saved a bit steep climbing :) then a couple of pints in Pooley..was a nice day..shame about result tonight :(


Snecklifter in the Sun?
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Great pics Alan and Laffy!

Kang...right pub, 2 pints Guinness :)

Melbreak today...up the easy way, then 2 pints of Langdale bitter in The Kirkstile Inn, grand day, weather and views ...perfect.

Drive home by Buttermere and Honister was awesome, done it dozens of times..never tires of it.

Next trip gona be Ennerdale, gona book 2 nights b and b in a farm. Looks forward to next set off pics!
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No walking pics but was out cycling today couldnt resist getting a shot of Britains best view at Wastwater with my bike

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Beautiful pictures, you are very lucky
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Decided to give this lark a go this morning. Picked a easyish route out for me as on a scale of 1 to 10 my fitness is 1.000001. Anyhow I walked a couple of miles up a forestry track but couldn't see the top of the hill I was gonna go up so gave it up as a bad job. Will try again on a clearer day. Route was gonna be from cold fell road to Grike and onto Crag Fell.
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Good, nicely graded route to get yer legs in DB, though the last bit up Crag Fell is good for testing legs and lungs if I remember rightly.
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Alan you really should consider the idea of using Dreamstime or iStock for your pictures. You have a wonderful eye for awe, a lot of these pictures are breath taking and deserve to be seen by a wider audience, and make you a little coin into the bargain.

I know they would sell as I've sold a few of them already just to test the water so to speak. (Joke)
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No walking pics but was out cycling today couldnt resist getting a shot of Britains best view at Wastwater with my bike

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Great pic Mark looks like you had a great day weather wise too no many better places than Wastwater.
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Cumbrianblue don't know how old you are but you're certainly clocking the miles up and by the sounds of it enjoying a well earned treat afterwards the Buttermere area is another great place to get out and about.
The only downside when I was last there was the Fish was closed for a referb better luck next time :(
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74yrs young, luckily nee health/joint problems, cant manage rakes or sharp edges tho lol..easy gradients now days, walks dogs 3/5 miles most days, trys to get to fells twice a week,

Buttermere...so many happy times camping out yonder, hopping owa Black Sail to Pillar, roping up and climbing sheer rock face...barmy lol

Sheep bone rake, had me heart rate banging i tell ye

Fish Hotel..had a few meets in theere, used to do great tattie pots..gone up market now..up prices too!


yer pics really are class Alan, keep posting

Thanks.
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Cracking day out today wall to wall sunshine stunning views and a couple of pints in Keswick afterwards
(only kidding about the first bit)
The highest point in England (again!)
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And the only bit of decent weather.
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Which route did you take Alan.
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Which route did you take Alan.


A very wet and murky Corridor Route.

Had some time off yesterday afternoon did Steel Fell from Thirlmere climbing along side Wythburn nice to get a but of sun for a change view of Thirlmere on way down.

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Me and Wukkie did the Greenburn round a couple of years back..Was a good walk but remember it wasnt half boggy underfoot.
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Me and Wukkie did the Greenburn round a couple of years back..Was a good walk but remember it wasnt half boggy underfoot.


Can relate to that Mark really wet in places and almost bottomless where Wythburn levels off I cut off up Hill not to long after that and it was fine.
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I think I'll have to put one in before too long, it's been a while!
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Aye get yer lazy arse out again marra for a good twine ;)
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Armboth and Wythburn..wettest places in uk..pure bog :lol: would have preffered up te me knees in bog, than yon shambles today!!! and the last 6 games :(


Friday...Went up Loadpot hill from Helton...saved climbing a bit, on old coach road..then stone circles on Moordivock, views were awesome..snow on high fells, fabulous day..then fish and chips fre Penrith on way home.

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Stayed in Dubs hut last night.. Walked up from honister mine. Was a great sunset and got there as darkness fell.
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Chasing the last of the Cumbrian snow today Striding Edge.
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Also Bumped into someone who knows more about running a football club than John Nixon.

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