Photo gallery

July 17, 2010

You might like to have a look at the new photo gallery page, where I have gathered together my favourite shots from the walks so far. Divided into six categories: Summits; Fells; Crags; People; Lakes, valleys and woods; and Miscellany.

Bowscale Tarn

Bowscale Tarn

It’s nearly 12 months since the first of these walks, on 19th July 2009, and I have completed as much as I am going to do within this first year. The latest walk, walk 21, was completed on Monday 12th July 2010, and took me round a far north-eastern corner of the Lake District, up the three fells which half-surround the village of Mungrisdale: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell. An easy, straightforward and fairly unexciting walk, and there are no really good photos because of the overcast conditions, but I hope you enjoy reading about it. (Well, there is one quite good photo, but it’s good for reasons that are nothing to do with mountains or landscapes – those of you who have seen my Facebook page have already seen that one.)

I have passed another milestone as well – the 200-mile mark. As of today then I have bagged 69 of the 214 fells, thus have 145 to go. I have walked a total of 201.4 miles and ascended approximately 61,624 feet (now well over twice the height of Everest).

Next walk to take place in four weeks’ time, hopefully with Joe while he is on his summer break from school. I want to get a photo gallery up on the site as well. Keep checking in!


2nd-3rd July hike

July 4, 2010

Looking down to Wastwater

Looking down to Wastwater, from near Whin Rigg's summit

On 2nd July I travelled round the (gorgeous) Cumbrian coast railway line then walked inland from Ravenglass, along the edge of Wastwater Screes (pictured) to Wasdale Head.

Then on July 3rd, after spending the night in the Wasdale Head Inn, I walked up to Scafell, the second-highest mountain in England, behind only Scafell Pike, which I am determined to leave until last. This was a tough walk… so read all about it on the pages for walk 20a (Ravenglass to Wasdale) and walk 20b (Lingmell, Scafell and Eskdale).

As of today then, I have bagged 66 of the 214 fells and thus have 148 to go. I have walked 191 miles (exactly) and climbed a total of 59,115 feet.