Mountains UK

High Rigg from Legburthwaite: little climb, grand views

High Rigg from Legburthwaite: little climb, grand views

High Rigg, at first glance, looks a very insignificant fell. But get up on to the wide ridge and the views in each and every direction are astounding, even by the high standards set by the rest of the Lake District. Travel a couple of miles south out of Keswick on the A591 and well […]

A walk up Catbells – a favourite of many

A walk up Catbells – a favourite of many

A climb of Catbells, not being so high at 451 metres (1,480 ft), but blessed with incredible scenery, is something that has become a popular undertaking for many. Many thousands, from small children to the elderly have took the time to wander up the gentle ridge to the top. So many more thousands have seen it, […]

To The Nine Standards from Kirkby Stephen

To The Nine Standards from Kirkby Stephen

If you are in the hills and villages around the Upper Eden Valley and have looked southwards to the area where the Howgills meet the Pennines you may have seen up on the tops an unusual sight. Stone structures like giant cairns, in a row, standing against the skyline. A landmark shrouded in mystery and […]

Up Haystacks and around Buttermere – A day for making memories

Up Haystacks and around Buttermere – A day for making memories

The climb of Haystacks combined with a walk around Buttermere is a Lake District favourite for myself and many. I have done this in many weather conditions and in different seasons. It never ceases to amaze me with variety, beauty and a truly calming effect. A gorgeous walk around one of the finest lakes combined […]

Ben Nevis – Always A Different Climb

Ben Nevis – Always A Different Climb

Ben Nevis, Scotland, the summit of which is the highest point in Britain at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft). Naturally I had made my way up to that gorgeous part of Scotland in the past on my travels. But, this was different, this was no rush up there as part of British 3 Peaks Challenge etc. I […]