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September 2014 – Eskdale, Wasdale, and Langdale revisited

Impressions of Eskdale As the Northern Rail diesel slowly rattled over the bridge near Arnside, the sun blazed in the cobalt blue sky, sparkling on the water as I watched the wailing gulls. At Ravenglass I sat on the platform … Continue reading

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The sun, moon and stars – a wonderful autumn wildcamp on High Raise

A last minute flit to the Lakes For the last two years I’ve been lucky enough to be able to visit the Lake District around this time of year, but this time no such trip had been planned. So a … Continue reading

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‘It’s grim up North’… A windswept weekend for my first foray into the Northern Fells

This was the trip that had been on and off for what seemed an eternity. My first foray into the uncharted territory of the Northern fells, and for Matt a necessary trip to lay to rest some stragglers. Unable to … Continue reading

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Clag, Crags and self doubt : an early June wander in the Southern Fells

With the 10 in 10 charity event just two weeks away, Matt (@hillplodder) and I had decided that extra training was required, specifically involving lots of ascent to train the legs. The forecast for Saturday however was diabolical, and true … Continue reading

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Uncertainty.. a March trip to the Lakes

I’d been looking forward to a chilly March camp, and to testing my new Vango Apex. Due to diabolical weather for our intended camp in January it’s still only seen any action in the garden. So when Matt (@hillplodder) earmarked … Continue reading

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A February stroll on Shining Tor

So far I’ve only written about the 2 hiking adventures I’ve had in the Lake District. The most recent on this blog, and my first ever by hijacking @hillplodder’s blog (thanks, Matt!) The Peaks, however are much closer to home. … Continue reading

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