Tag Archives: Lake District

A peek inside possibly the second smallest home in the U.K.

In my line of work I spend a lot of time walking round palaces, great houses and cathedrals but last week I had the opportunity to revisit one of the smallest houses imaginable in the beautiful Lake District in the … 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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (No blasters, no bla… I mean spoilers)

I distinctly remember going to see the very first Star Wars film all the way back in 1977.  It was the first time I had ever gone to The Pictures and I was  a little less than 3 and a … 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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