Walk 83 completed

May 30, 2014

Summit view from Orrest Head

Admiring the view from Orrest Head summit

A simple walk today, walk 83, both physically and logistically, though complicated by the joys of the new train timetables, and (slightly) by having to get Joe round with me. It’s the half-term holiday at the moment; but that also makes it appropriate that one of the fells bagged today was School Knott, rising above Windermere town. Orrest Head (pictured) and Brant Fell bookended it at each end of walk 83. Have a look at the linked pages for more details.

As of today, then I have done 260 of the 330 Wainwrights in the full list, and have 70 to go.

Walk 82 completed

May 7, 2014

Lickle footbridge

Footbridge over the River Lickle

Walk 82 saw me come in from Foxfield station (thus, another excuse to travel on the spectacular Cumbrian Coast rail line) and inland a few miles to then bag six Outyling Fells in a few miles — the five in the Stickle Pike chapter of Wainwright’s volume 8, and then another from the Dunnerdale Fells chapter.

I highly recommend this walk; the fells are low in altitude but rugged and interesting, and the views excellent. I picked a good, spring day to do it, and the woods were carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic. A very good day. Read all the details and see more photos on the walk 82 page.

Great Stickle summit

The summit of Great Stickle, with the Duddon estuary in the background.

As of today, then, I have bagged 256 of the full list of 330 Wainwrights, thus have 74 to go. I plan to do my next walk in the school half-term holiday, thus, the last week of May.