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Orrest Head – Wainwright’s First Lakeland Fell

The views of the Lake District from the top of Orrest Head are stunning. Yet the effort to get up there is truly minimal...

Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House by Mackay Hugh Ballie...

On a wet August Bank Holiday Sunday in the English Lake District (I know it’s hard to believe) we took the chance to visit...

Beech Hill Hotel – Luxury Overlooking Windermere

Beech Hill Hotel is well known as a luxury destination to stay in the heart of Cumbria. For a start it is perfectly placed...

Luxury and Fine Dining At The Rothay Manor, Ambleside

It was time for a break, an escape that would take me back to walking the mountains I enjoy in the Lake District, Cumbria....

Hiking Striding Edge – Helvellyn’s Famous Ridge Walk

Britain recently voted the hike up to Helvellyn as its favourite walk, so it would not be a wild leap to assume that Striding...

Wasdale – Drama and Beauty In The Lake District

It’s the most dramatic part of the Lakes isn’t it? The highest mountain, the deepest lake, the smallest church, and the biggest liars all...

A Trip Through Seaside Towns and Lakes of West Cumbria

On a recent family holiday we decided to stay in a little village called Beckermet, West Cumbria. We stayed in a converted forge which...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Lake District

There is something about snowfall that triggers childlike excitement in most people. Those of us who love walking in the mountains are no different,...

Appleby Castle – Above and Around (Video)

The snow had fallen on the Peaks all around, the Pennines and the Cumbrian fells. A wonderful backdrop for a wonderful weekend away to...

Over Kirkstone Pass in the Vauxhall Mokka X

In Cumbria there is a road that captures the imagination of all who drive over it. Kirkstone Pass! It is the highest pass in the...

Barrow from Braithwaite – A short ridge walk to stunning views

Barrow is a small fell in the Northern Lake District that height wise reaches just 1,494 feet (455 metres). But, the short walk up its...

Loughrigg Fell – A walk up above the many lakes

As far as small climbs go in the Lake District, Loughrigg Fell is right up there amongst the ones with the most impressive views....

The Grey Wagtails by the riverside

It is not all go go go in the BaldHiker world. There are times I need to sit and relax... no not napping on...

A walk around Rydal Water – reflections and nature

Rydal Water, as far as the main bodies of water go within the English Lake District, this is one of the smallest.. but is...

The old St Martin’s Church of Martindale

In a previous post I showed you a wonderful walk up Hallin Fell for stunning vistas over Ullswater. The road to this fell was...

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