Category: winter walks

Cross Fell: A Dash To The Top Of The Pennines

It was a nice cool Sunday morning. Bacon butties in the making and coffee in hand. I had done a few walks very recently over one side of the valley in the Lake District. I looked over the frosty landscape the other way and saw the Pennines beckoning, white fresh snow on the top. That was it, an afternoon wander up Cross Fell over there in order… Cross Fell’s summit stands at 893 metres (2,930 ft). The highest point along the whole of the Pennines and the highest point in England outside the Lake District, albeit still in Cumbria. It was...

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Derwentwater: A Circuit Walk In The Winter Sun

Twas a perfect day for a fresh air wintry stroll. The sun arose in the sky and was time to take in a different view of The Lake District than getting high on the mountains. I realised that it had been a while since I took the time to walk around one of the lakes themselves. Off I headed to Keswick, the start point of an old favourite, Derwentwater. A perfect length, about 10 miles around, for a days casual walk and with variety all the way. Clockwise this time I thought and off I trundled down to the...

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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 most definitely in such an array of weather conditions. The Old Man of Coniston (or otherwise known as Coniston Old Man) may not be in the elite highest of summits in altitude terms but the views and terrain for me ranks it right up...

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Norway Day 4 – Mountains and Fjords

After the crazy action adventures of the first 3 days we have today been treated to a sightseeing extravaganza. Mountains for a start of course is a subject very close to my heart and passions plus the beauty of the fjords is something that I have dreamt of seeing. First came the drive over the mountains as we headed West. Wow, it is pure winter here and looking at all the snow, height and pure open space all I wanted to do was put on my boots, pick up my backpack and walk. Every bend we took brought new...

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