New year in Hawes

Friday, 3rd January 2014 by
On the top of IngleboroughWe spent the week after Christmas in Hawes, North Yorkshire with Tony and Catherine, our friends who are both runners and orienteers. Day 1 The holiday started with a 7.5 mile walk into Widdale from our cottage in Hawes. After a short time on footpaths we were beating our way through moorland tussocks to get […]

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Buttermere Shepherds Meet Race

Sunday, 27th October 2013 by
buttermere show run 003This weekend was scheduled to be the Buttermere Shepherds Meet and Show. Disappointingly, due to an over zealous poor forecast which was wildly inaccurate, the show was cancelled

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Four Lakeland Passes

Monday, 30th September 2013 by
View down to WasdaleThis weekend was the Rab MM. I decided that I didn’t fancy chasing Richard around the fells, so I opted for an LDWA event called the Four Lakeland Passes. The route started from Borrowdale and went over Styhead Pass, Black Sail Pass, Scarth Gap Pass and Honister Pass visiting Borrowdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere. It […]

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Fairfield Horseshoe and Latrigg

Thursday, 16th May 2013 by
fairfield blogSomeone from Staveley once told me that there was no point going abroad in May, as it was the best time to climb in the Lakes. Well, that was a few years ago, and climate change has since been introduced by the government.

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Fairfield Horseshoe Recce

Monday, 6th May 2013 by
P1060859With the Fairfield Horseshoe Race next Saturday, Anna and I decided that it would be a good day to recce the route.

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Coniston Fell Race

Saturday, 4th May 2013 by
Coniston Fell raceBeing a glutton for punishment, Anna decided that today she would enter the Coniston Fell race

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Leaving Snake Pass.This time it was my turn to do the High Peak Marathon, and what a great adventure it was! Drama, subterfuge, danger, camaraderie, ...

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18 miles running on iced peat

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 by
Derwent EdgeThis time last year we went for a run across Bleaklow. This Sunday we were back! Same route, same people, less snow, more wind.

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