Watch Hill summit

The summit of Watch Hill — Skiddaw behind

I have been ‘confined to quarters’ for quite a while, first because of having too much work to do and second, because of undesirable weather; first, a short heatwave, then days of thunderstorms rolling in on a regular basis. But things relented yesterday to mark the first day of August, so I got out and bagged some Outlying fells, namely Clints Crags and Watch Hill, on walk 166. It’s been February since I picked up any outliers but they still need doing; even after today there remain 49 to pick up in my remaining fells.

In Setmurthy plantation

In Setmurthy plantation

A decent, if unspectacular walk today; although I did get the route and public transport sorted out properly this time which made it a significantly better walk than walk 92, which got the same three fells but was rather a drag at times. Walk 166 is the better version by far. Have a look at its walk page for more photos, route details etc. as usual.

As of today then I have bagged 210 of the 330 fells on my second round, so have 120 to go. I’m about to start on my two-week summer break from work, so there should be more before the middle of August is reached.

Walk 92 done

January 25, 2015

View south from Watch Hill

Part of the view south from Watch Hill.

After a week with plenty of snow at home and, so I heard, in the Lakes, I set out on Saturday 24th January prepared to encounter the white stuff — despite aiming for three low-altitude summits around Cockermouth. But no snow was to be found… Instead I had a countryside ramble in mostly pleasant weather, bagging three summits, the two in the Watch Hill chapter and then Clints Crags. The first two were definitely worth doing but unless you’re bagging, I’d consider giving Clints Crags a miss. Read the details on the walk 92 page, view the photos, etc.

As of today, then, I have bagged 289 of the full list 330 Wainwrights, thus have 41 to go.