Last week I took a couple of days off and enjoyed two nights of camping and a couple of days’ hike around the Northern Fells. This is the group of Wainwrights that I am closest to finishing, and is often regarded as the least enticing, making it ideal for a leisurely-paced solo trip.
It’s been a while hasn’t it? Seems I lost the bug for writing 2,000 words about each walk I went on. In fact I was spending more time typing than I was walking up hills so I decided to knock it on the head for a while. In the last 13 months I have managed to get out a fair bit, so I decided to put up a bit of a retrospective of late 2013/early 2014 in hiking. Read More
Last weekend was an absolute scorcher and ideal for a spot of fell walking so we loaded up the kit and headed out on Friday for a long walk and two nights of wild camping. The plan was for a few small hills on Friday and an extended Langdale Round over the next couple of days. Read More
In the days following the last bank holiday Michael, Sean and my good self met up at Seatoller to take on one of our more ambitious routes of recent times. The plan was to walk a horseshoe, taking in Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End, Great Gable, Green Gable and Base Brown over two days. With cloud hanging low and the cars safely parked at the Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite we saddled up and made our way to the base of Thornythwaite Fell. Read More
I went for a wander in the Lakes last Friday with my pal Simon from Church Green Studios. This was our first trip together and his first wild camp – I seem to be getting in the habit of breaking people’s proverbial wild camp cherry these days. The plan was to head to Grasmere and then up to High Raise before pitching up at Codale Tarn and returning to civilisation in the morning.
We had five Wainwrights in our sights – Silver How, Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man, High Raise and Tarn Crag. Read More
Last weekend was my first non-solo overnighter in a little while, and a bit of a milestone – it was Steve’s first wild camp. The plan was to tackle a few of the Central Fells around Grasmere on a glorious Saturday with a wild camp at Codale Tarn but, as usual, the plan changed half way through the trip. Read More
Here’s an eyewitness report from my camp on Green Hill. Watch and learn (or ignore).