Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Whernside...A Circular Walk

 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


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Thursday, 20 May 2021

KTM 1190 Adventure in the Northern Pennines

 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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Black fell...An Exercise in Getting Wet!

 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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Saturday, 15 May 2021

Keswick to Windermere...A Walk with a Camp

 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😃

Here's a couple of images to wet your appetite!




Eagle Crag from near Stonethwaite



The Tramplite shelter pitched above Far Easedale



Saturday, 8 May 2021

The Future is Orange

 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!

Perhaps I'm having an "Old Life Crisis"😀

Testing Times....And a Few Walks

 I'm a bit late with this post...but better late than never? After a long difficult to cope with Winter Lockdown, and the end only 1 week away...my car was hit from behind and written off. Looking on the positive side, no one was hurt, and I did have alternative although not as practical transport. One thing I have learnt is that insurance company's move at glacial speed. Anyway once the restrictions allowing a bit more freedom came to pass I've managed a few walks. The vlogs below are records of some of them...







Friday, 12 March 2021

Storm at Jack Scout

 The forecast yesterday was for a predominately dry day, and the motorbike is due it's MOT early next week. So once I'd put the battery back on and given it a through check over I thought it best to give it a short run out....within the current rules?...I don't know! Anyway I decided to make the short ride to Jack Scout (Jenny Browns Point) and have a short walk. The bike was great, but the walk was cut short due to the incredibly fierce wind. Hopefully the video will convey some of that.

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