Posts Tagged ‘Western Fells’

Fleetwith Pike revisited

Continuing in my revisited cloudy summits, this time was a very early turnout for a visit to Fleetwith Pike. I didn’t take my big camera as I’d been up half the nighjt with my grandaughter who was staying over – first time away from home. Needless to say she woke at 1 and 3am, and [...]

Posted by pete on November 27th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  4 Comments

Mellbreak revisited

A few weeks ago – last month actually I walked up to Mellbreak and Hen Comb from the Kirkstile Inn. An evening stroll produced fine light over Grasmoor and Whiteside, before a few bottles of Wainwright Ale hit the spot. The morning promised plenty as the sky was blue and it was nice and crisp. [...]

Posted by pete on November 27th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Great Bourne revisited

Another visit to a previous cloudy vista. This time the High Stile Ridge from Buttermere. Up to Great Bourne then along the ridge via Starling Dodd, red Pike, High Stile and High Pike. A cracking walk with Paul, Glyn and Anna despite trailing behind for most of the day. Just as well I like looking [...]

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

My last Wainwright – the Great Gable

Well it finally came and my numbers came up, all 214 of them. A grand finale if ever there was one, but just the end of a tick list and ‘no’ I’m not going to start counting again. I was meant to be working this week but had flights cancelled twice, and as the weather [...]

Posted by pete on March 30th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  2 Comments

Kirk Fell and A Brocken Spectre

I made a quick decision to take some Wainwrights in as I haven’t had a walk since finishing the Cumbria Way, it was going to be dry, and it’s about time I finished the Wainwrights off. I’ve got a big estate car now (bought to cart grandchildren about) and had been planning on using it [...]

Posted by pete on March 30th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

5 to go – are we there yet? – Lank Rigg

I took the opportunity of nipping up to the Western Lake District to walk up to LankRigg – a lone summit that I hadn’t ticked off in my pursuit of the Wainwrights. Luckily for me the weather was good as well, and for the second time in a week the weather forecast from the MWIS [...]

Posted by pete on November 19th, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

8 to go and counting – Seatallan, Middle Fell and Buckbarrow

I thought I would easily knock off the remaining Wainwrights this year, but circumstances have dictated differently. Not that I’m bothered anyway as it was always a personal thing, and to be honest if I hadn’t totted up how many I’d already done I might not have completed them. But complete them I will, with [...]

Posted by pete on November 7th, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Second time around is the sweetest

As the weather was good and I was sick of holding a paintbrush, I nipped up to the Lake District to revisit a few Wainwrights that I’d ticked when the weather was not so nice. The second time around is just as hard work getting to the tops but the views were definitely worth it. [...]

Posted by pete on March 21st, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

The Weather forecast…..harumpph

I read this forecast on the http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/weatherline site – ……..As we go through the day cloud will drift in across the western Fells this however will have tops at around 500 metres so the summits higher than this will poke through the cloud into the blue sky above. Needless to say I nipped up to [...]

Posted by pete on October 15th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments