Monthly Archives: June 2011

#32 – Fountains Fell

 Went up Fountains Fell – didn’t see one fountain! In fact, there aren’t any fountains – The mountain is named after Fountains Abbey near Ripon.  The abbey owned quite a bit of land in this area and Fountains Fell and … Continue reading

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#31 – The Other Borrowdale

 We went walking in Borrowdale last week in good weather, and saw only two people all day…What?!! I should add that it was “The Other Borrowdale”, otherwise known as Westmorland Borrowdale.  The Cumberland Borrowdale, near Keswick, is the one that … Continue reading

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#30 – Mynydd Mawr

The welsh language is bewildering for an english speaker, on first sight.  Like scots gaelic, it looks like an ‘alphabet soup’ of consonants, but unlike gaelic it is a logical language where every letter has a sound and every letter … Continue reading

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#29 – Binsey, lonely sentinel of the Northwest Lake District

For forty years I managed to avoid walking up Binsey.  It wasn’t a conscious decision – I just didn’t know that Binsey was there!   “OK then”, I hear many of you say.  “Where’s Binsey?”  Good question.  There’s a village called … Continue reading

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