Tag Archives: Cumbria

#100 – What we did on our holidays

Typical isn’t it – you wait a year for a trip away in the camper, then two arrive at once! (For non-UK readers, that is an example of British humour at its best!)  We’ve hardly used the camper this year … Continue reading

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#53 – Carlin Gill in the Howgills.

Between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales lie the Howgills.  These hills are a mixture of contradictions.  They are quiet, lonely hills, yet several thousand motorists drive by them each day.  They are small hills, with the highest top … Continue reading

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#51 – Wet Sleddale, Swindale and Mosedale- more purposeful wandering

Last weeks walk and blog (#50) prompted the idea to have more of the same, but to go one better, so plans were hatched to revisit the eastern side of the Lake District.  The Far Eastern Fells bear little resemblance … Continue reading

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#43 – Blencathra – A Lake District gem

It’s a question that I get asked a lot – “What’s your favourite mountain, then?”  Blimey!  My stock answer to get me off the hook is, ”The one I’m on at the moment”.  Well, to start with, how do you … Continue reading

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#42 – A quick walk up (and down) the High Street

 A walk up and down the High Street might not seem to be the first choice for a mountain day, but lovers of the Lake District will soon put you right.  On the eastern side of the Lake District National … Continue reading

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#34 – The Other Borrowdale revisited

I had finished blog #31 (The Other Borrowdale) with the words, “…This walk only followed the northern ridge, and as we returned to the car there was already talk about coming back for the southern ridge…”  3½ weeks later we … 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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