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…

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…

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…

Arnison Crag and Birks – The Lakes at Dusk

Another beautiful day and another opportunity for a walk after work! As the evenings get longer we can afford to choose the slightly longer, more challenging walks as long as they are close by. This time we decided to head to Patterdale and tick off a couple of the peaks above, Arnison Crag is the…

Little Mell Fell – An Evening Stroll

The weather has been getting better and better, like spring has finally hit the North, so after work we decided to head out for a walk to try and make the most of it! As the evenings aren’t yet at their longest we have been picking off the smaller peaks one by one, making sure…

Bowscale Fell – A Sombre Wander

About a month ago, Callum and I had to say the hardest goodbye to our beloved Quinn. That old boxer of ours was 33% of our little family, not a single decision in the last 10 and a half years had been made without her being a part of it. For the last year or…