Below are the latest couple of walks I've done. Pen-y-ghent completed the tryptech of individual walks over each of the "Three Peaks". Hampsfell wasn't planned...I'd intended to climb a hill in the Lakes, but the traffic this year is just crazy!
Today I headed South to Bowland (to escape the Lakes and Dales hordes) for a walk over Fair Snape Fell and a return over Parlick. The views were great and the hills lovely and quiet, I only met 2 people!
I made a sort video of the day, a click here will reveal all in a new window.
Below are several other walks I've filmed and not included on the Blog!
A Change from the Lakes hills yesterday...I parked at Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales. Whernside was the hill of the day. It was a damp rainy start, but the weather improved as the day progressed. More ofen than not I walk this route in the opposite direction...on reflection I think this way is better. I filmed the walk, the video can be linked to below
Yesterday was a rare "almost dry" here in the grim North of England. I rode over to Middleton-in-Teesdale via Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen and Brough. I was blessed with blue skies nearly all day...it was almost warm! Upper Teesdale led over to Garrigill, then over to Nenthead for lunch. The roads were beautifully quiet...fantastic. From Alston it was over Hartside to Penrith and beside Ullswater and back home over Kirkstone. A great day out. The video below is of the ascent of Hartside from Melmerby (Part of a bonus extra for me to the top of Hartside and back from the West😀)
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Monday morning found me parked at Oxenfell near Skelwith Bridge. It was just spotting with rain...I'll not bother with overtrousers I thought! I'd changed my mind within 20metres, and having ot all togged up off I went along the Arnside Intake track. It never really stopped all the time I was out. The video shows the deluge in all its glory.
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Earlier this week I caught the 555 Lakeslink bus from my home in Holme to Keswick. I had only a loose plan, to start walking South on the Cumbria Way and make the route up as I went along! The weather was pretty kind...better than the forecast. The route I eventually took made for a very pleasant linear walk. The 555 took me home from Windermere. I filmed the trip, the video can be seen here in a new window....its quite long....You may need refreshments😃
Is it really?....Well it is for me as regards the motorbike!
Having owned the previous Honda for over 4 years I was ready for a change....and a great deal available at KC Superbikes in Carlisle for this...a KTM 1190 Adventure. I just need to grow a bit now so that I can reach the ground....or perhaps grow up....Nah!