Haweswater Bivvy!

It was a beautiful drive into the valley – Haweswater is probably the least inhabited valley in the Lake District. It is managed by the RSPB and it definitely feels more wild than most of the others. Surrounded by big peaks it is a great place for walking and obviously we weren’t the only ones…

Canoe & Bivvy!

We seem to be in the middle of an endless summer, extremely uncharacteristic of the Lake District we have had continuous sunshine and next to no rainfall. The becks are drying up, not great for those houses plumbed straight from these water sources (and that is a surprising number in a rural area like this),…

Derwentwater Loop – A Day of Sun!

After a lovely week with my parents it was time for them to head home, but not before we squeezed in one more walk. The sun was shining and the skies were clear, it was due to be a hot day and we decided to go low level and well connected, so motorways could be…

Place Fell – Giving the Parents a Taste of the Lakes

The parents were in town and we were going for a walk! I always try to pick something they haven’t done before to give them a different taste of the Lakes each time they come, unfortunately Callum had to work on this particular day so I decided to keep it in the valley – Place…

High Hartsop Dodd – A Sunny Evening Up High

Another beautiful day in the Lakes calls for another walk after work, just outside the Ullswater Valley, but not by much. We picked a fairly small Wainwright at the base of the Kirkstone pass, starting in the small National Trust car park ‘Cow Bridge’ in the Hartsop valley, a mile or so futher south than…

Howtown to Glenridding – An Old Favourite

I had a day to myself with lots to catch up on, but the weather was great so I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to get out and do some walking. We headed into the Ullswater valley in the morning as we usually would however when Callum went to work, I got to smugly…

Barf, Broom Fell & Lord’s Seat – A North-Western Adventure

We were hoping to go camping in the fells the evening before but the forecast was miserable for pretty much everywhere so we decided to rearrange. Waking up the next morning however, it was a glorious day – I’d say one of the best we have had in the Lakes. Having a full day ahead…