Category Archives: Cumbria & The Lake District

Posts predominantly related to Cumbria & The Lake District in NW England.

Walking Hadrian’s Wall For Cancer Research

A different sort of post just for a change.  This week is the birthday of my Mother whose death occurred almost 5 years ago.  She suffered from cancer on several occasions and so  my wife, uncle and I have decided … Continue reading

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The home of Beatrix Potter & the wonderful world of Peter Rabbit

Following my exertions in the early part of my holiday a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good idea to have an easier sort of day.  That didn’t mean it wouldn’t be a very full one however, … Continue reading

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Hardknott Pass & Hardknott Fort – Perhaps the most remote Roman outpost in the Empire.

Following my climb up Skiddaw on the first day of my holiday, I fancied something a little bit more sedate, though at times no less hair-raising. After visiting Castlerigg Stonecircle and in keeping with my both laid back approach and fiercely testing idea of … Continue reading

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A close encounter with a Brocken Spectre

Fear not, this isn’t an early Halloween posting though the word ‘Spectre’ is accurate in the spooky image that it relates to. In my last post on climbing Skiddaw, I neglected to mention that I was lucky enough to see … Continue reading

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I climbed Skiddaw – Englands 6th tallest peak

For the week of October 1st -8th, I actually had my first days off from giving tours since February.  I was exhausted and quite ill, and a week on, I still am though slightly less on both counts. Longer time … Continue reading

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Visiting the magical land behind a waterfall and underground caving!

So far on our holiday no two days had been the same and this was to be no different. After doing a soot of shopping in Alston, the highest market town in England, we headed east over the Peninnes and … Continue reading

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Castlerigg Stone Circle and the Lakes

Following my early morning walk to the abandoned mine, we headed out for a day of touring. We headed towards The Lake District, a large area designated a National Park containing many of England’s highest mountains and numerous large lakes … Continue reading

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