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Hallin Fell: walk to views over Ullswater and beyond

Hallin Fell: walk to views over Ullswater and beyond

Hallin Fell is one of the easier and small climbs in the Lake District but the views all around at the top are spectacular. Situated half way down the side of Ullswater it is a perfect short walk and climb for the family or for those seeking to pause and reflect in beauty. From the […]

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 […]

High Street from Haweswater via Riggindale Ridge

High Street from Haweswater via Riggindale Ridge

Over to the east of the Lake District lies one my favourite summit areas, High Street - 828 metres (2,718 ft). For many reasons, near towns, main roads etc the fells over to the centre of the district get quite busy when the sun comes out but for those in the know this remoter climb is a stunner […]

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 […]

Winter Beauty Begins On The Old Man Of Coniston

Winter Beauty Begins On The Old Man Of Coniston

A Monday morning, a fresh cold November morning. Frost producing clear blue skies above and a first bit of snow on the Lake District mountains over yonder. Twas time to get some admin done then spend an afternoon gander up The Old Man of Coniston. A mountain I have enjoyed on many an occasion and […]

Helvellyn – A Dramatic Dawn Over The Lake District

Helvellyn – A Dramatic Dawn Over The Lake District

Was time to head up my favourite mountain once more. Helvellyn in Cumbria, The Lake District. The third highest peak in England and for me the first when it comes to glamour as I showed in a previous post. However, this was on a whim, I saw the weather forecast the day before and saw […]

The Beauty of Wandering Off Track – Scafell Pike

The Beauty of Wandering Off Track – Scafell Pike

I have climbed Scafell Pike (highest mountain in England) many times as I posted before. I hadn’t been up for a while, the sun appeared so thought it was time I returned for a casual wander up. I took all day about it rather than challenge style. Why? Because much more beauty is found on […]

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Splendid Stroll

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Splendid Stroll

Magnificent! That is the feeling I get when I do this walk and the feeling you get when you complete it. I enjoy it so much that I come back to do again every 3 months.  Each time is just as enjoyable as the last and the varying seasons make it a wonder on the […]