Whinlatter Wainwrights

Last weekend we made a break for the Lakes while there was a good weather window – we were going to try and get a bit closer to finishing off the northern fells. Unfortunately, when we arrived in the car park a warning light came on in the car telling us to check the tyreContinue reading “Whinlatter Wainwrights”

Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell

On most of the Wainwright hikes we’ve done, the main attraction has been the view from the summit. Yes, there have been lovely views on the way up or down, but the trig point is your reward and where you can pat yourself on the back for another peak bagged. It’s usually the focal pointContinue reading “Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell”

What’s in a Name? A Sunday Stroll up Sour Howes & Sallows

Sour Howes and Sallows are, based on name alone, two of the least appealing of the Wainwright Fells (although surely Barf is up there too). Knowing little about them and having never been to this part of the Lake District, they were not fighting for prime position at the top of my ‘to do’ list.Continue reading “What’s in a Name? A Sunday Stroll up Sour Howes & Sallows”

Walla Crag

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas last weekend, however you chose to spend the day! We hopped in the car and spent our Christmas morning ticking off another Wainwright, Walla Crag. We were hoping that as it was Christmas day there would be fewer people around – being so close to Keswick and requiringContinue reading “Walla Crag”

Knott & Great Calva

Last week it seemed like most of the UK was covered in a blanket of fog – at least North Yorkshire certainly was! Much to our astonishment though, the forecast for the Lake District was beautiful, with blue skies and sunshine all weekend. There wasn’t even any wind! We therefore decided to head to theContinue reading “Knott & Great Calva”

Raven Crag

Raven Crag is one of those fells I’ve seen lots of photos of on Instagram. The summit offers a beautiful view over Thirlmere, and the walk up the hillside diverges from the usual open fell side of Lakeland, taking you through a young woodland for a there and back walk which can easily be doneContinue reading “Raven Crag”

Loughrigg Fell

The weather forecast last weekend looked great – a completely clear day with an almost non-existent chance of rain. Therefore we put our Wainwright bagging plans into action and mapped out a full day expedition to tackle the Fairfield Horseshoe, which would net us 8 Wainwrights in a walk of around 5 hours. However, asContinue reading “Loughrigg Fell”

Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike

Now that school holidays are in full swing our Wainwright bagging expeditions are being planned around walks which start close to a decent sized car park. Lots of the best walks start from a small lay-by tucked away close to the bottom of the fells – ideal for cutting down on long treks to/from theContinue reading “Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike”