OS maps link route . Let me start by saying this three day expedition to the back of Skiddaw was not to climb Skiddaw itself, I have done that before (many times), along with the other highest mountains in England! This trip was more of a field studies trip, like the ones you did at … Continue reading Back of Skiddaw expedition
If you drive along the M6 motorway between Lancaster and Carlisle there is one stretch of road where you are sandwiched between two of our National Parks, the Lake District to your left (if heading North) and the Yorkshire Dales to your right (still heading North) The Lake District will catch your eye first for … Continue reading The Forgotten Fells
This weekend i had planned to kick off my wild camping season with a overnight stay at Goats Hawse on the Coniston fells. Rewind 20 years to when i was a keen footballer, (where is he going with this i hear you ask?) and the game when my collar bone inconveniently decided to take a … Continue reading Coniston Old Man
Regular readers of my blog will know of my passion for the Lake District! I think all of my blogs are of walks done there? That was my intention when i first put pen to paper so to speak, to document my walks with photos and words, something to look back on with fond memories … Continue reading Malham Cove & Gordale Scar
We all have our favourite time of the year. A time that we enjoy being outdoors even more. For some it is Summer, others Winter, some Spring, but for many, myself included, it has to be Autumn! And where better to walk this Autumn than the beautiful Lake District! The shorter days allow for the … Continue reading Five walks to do this Autumn..
Route here... Todays walk was a 25km hike from one end of Ennerdale Valley to the other, and then back again. I have looked down in to the valley from the loftier fells around it many times, admiring the glistening Ennerdale Water, marvelling at the Liza river shimmering in the sun, fascinated by the sheer … Continue reading Ennerdale Valley hike…
See route here.. So who saw my mug in the newspaper the other day? If you didn't see it then contact me and I`ll send you the link 🙂 Joking aside, I am extremely proud to be an OS GetOutside champion for 2017, and I will give a 100% commitment to the role. Those who … Continue reading Wetherlam… a champion day out!
I would like to start this blog by saying how hugely honoured I am to have been chosen by Ordnance Survey to be one of their GetOutside champions for 2017. The #GetOutside campaign is all about promoting an active lifestyle and inspiring people to Get Outside more, it is really that simple. I shall let Ben Fogle … Continue reading Becoming a champion