Barrow Door Letterboxing

Saturday’s weather was forecast to be the least disappointing, so Laetitia and I opted to reserve Sunday for a trip to Kendal Wall and use the lack of rain as motivation to go for a walk. Unfortunately I find walking only a little less dull than running. And that’s only because of the lack of knee-pain caused by running. The answer was to introduce one of our regular walking related objectives; finding one of the many Lakeland Letterboxes to spice up the interest…

We did eventually find the letterbox we were looking for after much searching around. 🙂 Some letterboxes are very tricky to find, if not for the complex clues, for the vagaries of trying to use precise bearings on features many kilometres away. Just a minuscule error in the sighting of a bearing on a feature several kilometres away can put you many, maybe hundreds, of metres away from your target. 🙁

While we were on route to the target letterbox we bumped in to Sarah and couple of her pals out for a day in the fells. 😀 They looked like they were out for a run (fancy fell running shoes and stuff) but as it turned out they agreed with my view on running, it’s bad for your knees. 😳

Anyway, here’s a couple of shots and the mandatory evidence of letterbox success, Spike the hedgehog…

Looking back towards Keswick one could believe it was quite a nice day
Looking back towards Keswick one could believe it was quite a nice day
Yet the weather looking towards the higher fells was way more threatening...
Yet the weather looking towards the higher fells was way more threatening…

spike

Series - Lakeland Letterboxes

  1. Lakeland Letterboxes
  2. Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
  3. Navigation Practice
  4. Three More Sunny Days
  5. Grizedale Letterboxing
  6. Wansfell Letterbox
  7. More Grizedale Letterboxes
  8. Helvellyn Letterboxes
  9. Martindale Letterboxes
  10. Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
  11. Walna Scar Road
  12. Summer Evenings
  13. Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
  14. Charmer’s Grave
  15. Lingmoor Tarn
  16. Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
  17. Barrow Door Letterboxing

3 thoughts on “Barrow Door Letterboxing”

  1. Fantastic site and blog. Well done! I am a Dartmoor Letterboxer, but am planning to be in the Lake District next week. I would love to find a letterbox (or 2!) up there. I’ve tried and failed in the past to find them in Cumbria. Any tips? Where do you get your clues? Email me if you’d prefer!
    Ian

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