Monday, 26 July 2010


A short walk with Ian round some of the quarries and mines of the Tilbirthwaite area. This was also a chance to test a bit of gear and look for potential winter backpack sites. The day was very humid this made progress slow.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

BMW Reservoir Ride

Intrigued by the continuing hosepipe ban, even after a huge amount of rain over the last week, I decided to take a ride round our United Utilities reservoirs. They were all about where you'd expect them to be for this time of year. Really rather full! Photo is of Haweswater.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Dufton Pike

A mixed day weather wise so I decided to do a bit of Marilyn bagging. Dufton Pike from Dufton, it managed to stay dry while I was on the hill and a reasonable view was han from the top. I made a circuit, different route out and back with a full traverse of the ridge.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Wycoller on the BMW

A short ride out on the motorbike over to the Wycoller area, this is somewhere I rarely visit even though it's quite close to home. Photo is of the Atom a manmade curiosity.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Easington Fell & Longridge Fell

While in Scotland recently I met a Chap called Ken Butcher, rather an inspirational man. He spent much time explaining the Marilyns or "The Relative Hills of Britain". On my return home I decided to see how many of these hills I had climbed, and which I hadn't! Easington Fell and Longridge Fell were two targets that were in easy reach, and despite the weather (which was grim) Ian and I climbed them both. We had a restricted view from each of the summits. Sadly no photos due to the rain.