Autumn colours: walk 75

October 28, 2013

Rainbow over Windermere

Rainbow over Windermere, as seen from the ‘Swan’ steamer heading for Bowness

Walk 75 took place today, in the company of my son Joe. Southern England currently recovers from a severe storm (though perhaps not quite as bad as one imagined — eh?); in the remote north-west things were pretty good today. With Joe on half-term holidays there was the need to keep him occupied, what better way than to go to the Lakes and pick off one of the easier remaining Outlying Fells, Finsthwaite Heights, on walk 75. A ramble through golden woodland colours, rainbows, trains, buses, boats and beer…

Add the 16 Outlying Fells so far to the 214 ‘main’ Wainwrights done and that makes 230. There are 330 Wainwrights (main + volume 8) altogether – so I have one hundred to go…


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