Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Last walk of 2014 – Birchover and Stanton Moor from Darley Dale

A last jaunt of 2014 which has taken me up to 950 miles. Shame I didn’t make the 1000 but I was never gunning for that figure, I just happened to be close that’s all. It was nice to finish the year with a walk in the snow, and I’m glad I was walking as [...]

Posted by pete on December 29th, 2014 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

The Tilberthwaite Fells – brrrr

The last day at home before returning to work in Norway and the weather was set fair ā€“ cold but lots of sunshine. So with no rain forecast I set off to revisit a walk Iā€™d last done with Micky ā€“ not a mega meet, just the two of us. The last time up here [...]

Posted by pete on February 3rd, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

First walk of the year – Loughrigg

A nice crisp day…many years after my first visit..more to follow

Posted by pete on January 31st, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

The Fairfield Horseshoe with a weak inversion.

Many moons ago I walked the horseshoe from Rydal Mount. In the old days I was fast and wore denims! Nowadays I’m pretty sedate. January has been a good month for walks and I’ve managed a few up in the lakes, one in Wales and one in Derbyshire. Needless to say I am way behind [...]

Posted by pete on January 31st, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  5 Comments

The Dragons Back Derbyshire

A day of camera tuition with James (Granty) Grant – http://jamesgphotography.co.uk/ took us out to a delightful part of Derbyshire. Chrome Hill is just south of Buxton, and is a favourite location for James – usually nice and peaceful and very photogenic. I’ve been using a Sony A700 camera for a year or so, and [...]

Posted by pete on December 11th, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Around Loweswater in the Lake District

A first walk of the year up in the Lakes and another 7 wainwrights ticked off. This was my first visit to Loweswater and it’s a lovely peaceful corner to the west of the Derwent Fells. I stopped overnight at the Kirkstile Inn and had some good food. The only downside are the sloping floors [...]

Posted by pete on January 11th, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Ingleborough before christmas

I met up with a bunch of people from the walking forum and had a lovely pre-xmas stretch, a nice easy walk of 11 1/2 miles. I’d expected much more snow and icy roads but they were all ok. We started out from Clapham after bacon butties in the New Inn – 13 hikers turning [...]

Posted by pete on December 26th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Brrrrrrr it’s cold

I went to the Osteopath a few days ago and she diagnosed that my thigh muscles may be pulling my knee caps down a bit, so she beat them up for 1/2 an hour to loosen things off. That seems to have worked a little, except my right knee clunks the same as ever. It [...]

Posted by pete on December 4th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Northern Boys love gravy….

Another couple of walks in the lakes before the big freeze sets in – it was down to minus 18 on the Welsh borders last night.. I had a fine two days walking, taking in Seathwaite Fell and a frozen Great End – the mountain not me. I met a group of ten Frenchies provided [...]

Posted by pete on November 29th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Up in the snow above Canmore

Oh lucky me. Not only are a couple of good friends putting up with me for a few days, they even arranged the weather for me. Stef and Emma migrated to Canada from sunny Manchester a few years ago now and haven’t looked back since. They are living in Canmore (near Banff) and what great [...]

Posted by pete on September 19th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments