Thursday, 29 April 2010


An easy walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal from Gargrave, and then back to the car via quite lanes. We were able to watch several barges using the locks, going both east and west. It managed to stay to dry whilst we were out but came on to rain later in Skipton.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Easedale Tarn

A walk up to Easedale Tarn and then Codale Tarn, back over Tarn Crag. Wet for much of the day although dry back at home. The wetness was welcome as the secondary reason was for a bit of gear testing. The picture is of the Golite Cave 1 at Easedale, a most satisfactory lunch shelter.

Thursday, 22 April 2010


A great walk, one of the Lakes best in my opinion. The circuit of Buttermere gives fantastic views with every step. The weather helped today of course. The sun shone and made the fells look higher than normal.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Bela River

Not far away from home, only about half a mile, and a short walk in the afternoon sunshine. It was very tranquil beside the river and a haven for wildlife. Shelduck, Goldfinch, Mute Swans,Pied Wagtails, Dipper and a pair of Buzzards all seen in only one and a half miles.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


A short walk round Woodland, the place, not a type of terrain! Lots of wild flowers to be seen in the warm spring sunshine

Monday, 12 April 2010

Pennines on Bmw

A fantastic days weather and a great days ride on the Bmw over into Wensleydale, Swaledale, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, South Tynedale and back over Hartside pass and home. Lots of time to chill out and mooch round old mines. How lucky am I to live in and around such great country side.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Seascale by BMW

An overcast start which turned into a lovely day although cold in the wind. A relaxed ride on the motorbike over to the Duddon valley, Birker Moor, Eskdale, Seascale, down the coast to Silecroft and back home via Coniston. Rather quiet I thought considering it was Easter Sunday. Photo is Black Combe from Silecroft.

Friday, 2 April 2010


From Horton up to Hull Pot and then along the Foxup Road under leaden skies, it seemed only a matter of time before the rain came on. We sheltered behind a wall for lunch at the high point of the track, the first few spots of rain were driven in on the strong westerly wind. We struck up beside the wall Arriving sooner than we thought at the top of Plover Hill. A very boggy walk along the broad ridge and we were on the summit of Pen-y-ghent, not alone as usual. Down the nose as the cloud cleared at last, the well worn path lead us back to Bracken Bottom.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Moughton Scar

A very breezy walk over Moughton Scar, although it did stay dry. I used the opportunity to test pitch my Golite Cave tarp, still easy even with the wind and all was serene under it. I came across a fox on the top which trotted off when it saw me, there was a pair of Peregrines on the way back as well, the sun was welcme when it shone.