Monthly Archives: October 2012

Look at the colours

Grasmere and Rydal Water. 30 years ago I first took my children to the Lake District. It was autumn and the trees were in full colour. I kept saying “Look at the colours” as I stopped to take yet another … Continue reading

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8k Grade – moderate Leader – Vanessa 28th February 2005 Once again the weather dictated the day. The cloud base was low, rain was forecast and it was bitterly cold. Vanessa decided it would be best to stay near to … Continue reading

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In a few weeks I will once again be off to Spain to do some walking in the Las Marinas mountains just inland of Benidorm. I have been looking through my notes and images from my last visit in 2008 … Continue reading

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Helvellyn, the easy way

Well not exactly. At 3118 ft,Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England and there is no easy way to the top, but our route today is easier than some of the others involving only 2600 ft of ascent. Our … Continue reading

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Weets Hill

Although only 1300 feet in height, Weets Hill offers some of the best views in the South Pennines. Our plan was to do a modest walk of 9 miles with only 820 ft. of ascent, easy. We parked the car … Continue reading

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