Saturday 21 August 2021

A Couple more Walks....

 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!

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Again the link is here

Monday 9 August 2021

Fair Snape Fell & Parlick...and a few other Videos...

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!

Link here for all to be revealed in a new window

Yet again the magic link is here !

Yes that linky thing is here

Last link here ...well done if you've waded through that lot. I'll make an effort to not let things slide again!

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 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 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.

As before a click here will open the video in a new window.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Heversham Head

 Late last week I took advantage of the unseasonal weather to use my daily exercise for a walk to Heversham Head. This is pretty much at the limit of my range from home, the round trip being in the region of 15 miles. Quiet lanes and footpaths led me to the start of the climb at Heversham Church. The return was made via Hincaster and the Lancaster Canal.

The video of the Heversham Head part of the day can be seen by clicking here which will open a new window 

Friday 5 March 2021

The Arnside Bore....Not Me Hopefully!

 Earlier this week I walked over to Arnside...again! I was determined to see the tidal bore, and indeed I saw the event, it was 10.40m tide so the tide certainly rushed in and filled the estuary. Having seen the main event I walked along the coast to the mouth of the River Bela. I then walked back home through Dallam Park and the quiet lanes I now know so well.

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Wednesday 3 March 2021

The Arnside Riviera

 On Sunday I walked the well worn route I've used on many occasions during the current bout of restrictions to Arnside. the forecast was spot on and I was treated to a wonderful early Spring day. I managed to miss the tidal bore, but walked the coast path to Far Arnside in the superb conditions. Hopefully the video will show just how great was.

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Monday 1 March 2021

Deepdale, Leighton Moss & Trowbarrow

 This was last Friday's walk, and a very similar route to the walk I did on the 11th February. I enjoyed it then and decided to do pretty much the same again...but to film it this time. The weather was great and if anything It's a walk full of interest and hope I've managed to convey some of this in the video. 

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Saturday 27 February 2021

A Walk to Dalton Crags

This was Thursday's walk....editing got in the way of a prompt post!! I hadn't been to Dalton Crags before, although I had been very close. It's always good to explore new areas, and I enjoyed this walk from home. Only about 10 miles as a round trip, so not to taxing. I have to say the actual "crags" were a little underwhelming....but then what was I expecting!

By the magic of the internet a click here will open a new window with a perhaps to long video therein.

Monday 22 February 2021

Arnside's Rocky Coast

Out again for my daily exercise from home. Today I once more walked over to the coast. I then followed the shore round to Far Arnside. My route home took me through Middlebarrow Wood, beside Haweswater and more field paths back home....a long day 18.9miles! That was more than far was however a beautiful mild day so I was glad to make the best of it.

Should you wish to see the video in a new window a click here will do just that!

Saturday 13 February 2021

Arnside Knott & Tower

Another bitterly cold day today, I had heard that there were ice floes on the Kent Estuary in the media . I walked from home over to Arnside, but was disappointed to find that any that any I could see were on the far side. Anyway all was not lost as I had plenty of time to make an ascent to Arnside Knott and a visit to Arnside Tower. 
The weather softened a bit as I reached Hale on the way back...a sign of the change in the weather which has been forecast for tomorrow. 17.1 miles today, way more than I had anticipated when I set off this morning! 

I braved the cold to use the video gear today, a click here will open a new window.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Deepdale Pond & Haweswater

Out for anther wander today, as indeed I have on every other day this year! As the days lengthen I am able to stretch my horizons a little...although todays walk was 15.6 miles so that's probably as far as I want to do really. Still I'm very lucky to have such an interesting area within walking distance from my front door. 
It was a beautiful day weather wise but cold and although I was carrying my video gear, I decided it would be a photograph kind of day. So here are a few images from the day....

Having crossed the A6 near Hale I walked across Thrang Moss

Then up through Cringlebarrow woods above Yealand Redmayne

There was still frost in the shaded areas

Then it was down into Deepdale and it's "pool"...sadly the pool has all but disappeared

Leaving Deepdale behind I crossed Leighton Moss...almost all frozen today

The causeway across Leighton Moss

Back into the woods again for a short while...through the musical gate

Trowbarrow Quarry catching the sun

My new lockdown friend...a Gloucester Old Spot

A wizened old tree at Haweswater, from here it was back on a well trod route home....featured in previous videos on the blog. I enjoyed this walk I may well return with a moving picture machine!...


Monday 8 February 2021

Industrial Archaeology of the Leighton Beck Area

Today's wander round the Leighton Beck area, where I visit a number of sites of Industrial Archaeological interest. This area would have been hive of activity 250 years ago....rather than the Area of Outstanding Beauty which it is now.

I had in fact walked much of this route over the past couple of days...but omitted to either film it or even take any photographs....sometimes the mojo is lacking under the current restrictions

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Monday 1 February 2021

Haweswater nr Silverdale

A video of today's lockdown wander. Haweswater...(not the Lake District one sadly) near Silverdale. It was however a beautiful day and very peaceful being "midweek". 
There's even a bit of "cooking" doubt against the Covid rules.

A click here will open a new window....enjoy!

Sunday 31 January 2021

Gaitbarrows and Thrang Moss

More lockdown walking! Each day seems to be further in mileage as I attempt to see a bit of new terrain to keep things as fresh as possible. Some days things are easier to cope with than others.... Today I walked over to Thrang Moss and back via Gaitbarrows. The video explains all.

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Friday 29 January 2021

The Limestone Link

Yet another lockdown walk from home. This time West along The Limestone Link from Holme to the coast near Arnside. I diverted from the Link near Carr Bank as the section from there to Black Dyke Rd in Arnside is a morass after all the rain we've had recently. Back through the lanes via Haverbrack and Beetham. An enjoyable day, it almost felt Spring like this afternoon.

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Monday 25 January 2021

Lockdown Walk to Scout Hill

Another lockdown walk, this time to Scout Hill. About 4 miles from home, and a pleasant change from Farleton Knott. Generally good weather with just one light shower, Scout Hill gives excellent views for its meagre height, particularly of the Lakeland Fells.

A click here will open a new glorious technicolour...or maybe not!

Sunday 24 January 2021

A Lockdown Walk to the Coast

Lockdown continues...and so do the walks. Today I walked from home to the coast at Sandside. This video contains history, nature, geology and views of the Lake District Fells...can't be all bad surely!
I'll let the video explain all....

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Saturday 23 January 2021

Above the Clouds on Farleton Knott

A day when it would have been easy to sit at home. The cloud was down almost to the roof and the earlier snow was melting. But its always good to be out and today was possibly my best days walk on Farleton in 20 years. Enough waffling the images explain far better.

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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Scout Scar Lockdown Walk

Today I drove to Kendal for food shopping, our village has a small shop but doesn't have the greatest range of goods. I took the opportunity to have a walk on part of Scout Scar. It was a beautiful day with no wind. The change of scene did me good, although there were a good number of folk out on the Scar everyone, without fail was keeping their distance from one another.
Both the Lakes hills and the Howgills looked tantalisingly close, but alas out of bounds for the moment :-(

As is usual clicking here will open the video in a new "window"

Saturday 9 January 2021

The Turtle Stone

Yet another "Lockdown" wander over local footpaths and access land. Today's jaunt was to try and find the fabled "Turtle Stone" on Hutton Roof Crags....more correctly Ploverlands. 
Yes I know I was there only a couple of days ago...but with the restrictions....

Should you wish to view the video in a new "window" click here 

Thursday 7 January 2021

A Frosty Walk to Ploverlands

As we continue into "Lockdown 3" I am walking many of the same routes as before. I am fortunate to have some great terrain locally...walking from my front door at this time of year when the days are short is not to much of a hardship. I may have a different opinion in 6 or 7 weeks time!

    Here is the link should you wish to view the video in a new "window".

Sunday 3 January 2021

Fairy Steps

Out for a wander from home again, in line with the Covid19 restrictions. Today I headed West to Fairy Steps and the edge of Morecambe Bay at Sandside. I returned home via Dallam Park. A mainly sunny, but cold day.

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Saturday 2 January 2021

Farleton Knott in the Snow

Another walk from home (Holme) here in Cumbria as in most of the UK, we are in Tier 4 due to Covid19. This requires us to travel as little as possible, although we can travel a short distance by car for exercise. I'm lucky to have Farleton Knott as my local hill, the summit is only 1500 metres or so from my front door (as the Crow Flies). My planned route today changed as the snow fell just as I was about to ascend the steep Western "face" was still an enjoyable few hours..... 

Should you wish to see the video "full screen" please click this link.