Friday, 31 May 2013

Another Peak District Walk

Iv picked a walk for tomorrow 9 miles Moore Lane - Limestone Way via One Ash Grange - Monyash - Bagshaw Dale - Lathkill Dale - Meadow Place Grange back to Moor Lane.

This walk starts across open fields with great views above the Dales, then into a lovely little village call Monyash, then following Lathkill Dale the scenery varies from gentle open fields to narrow rocky gorges and wide tree-lined paths below the limestone cliffs, the end of the walk is across open fields.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wainwright memorial

 A MEMORIAL for fell walker, guidebook writer and illustrator Alfred Wainwright  in Blackburn, designed by Nick Riley made out of cast metal, took around four years and cost £6,000, which was donated jointly by Blackburn with Darwen Council, Twin Valley Homes, Housing Pendle and Groundwork Pennine Lancashire.

Monday, 27 May 2013

lord stones update

just found a new website for lord stones that says it will be opening in august this year, hope it does was very upset that i didn't get a cup of tea and a peace of cake last year


Loard stones cafe

hi everyone was wondering if any of you know whats happening with lord stones cafe? heard that its been stripped inside and the land at the back has been cleared but that it dosnt seem to have any work being done now!

Accommodation for coast to coast 2014

Just booked the accommodation for Blackey Ridge & Patterdale for next years coast to coast, very excited now

Information board unveiled at St Bees by Eric Robson

Gutted that we couldn't make it to the unveiling of this but look forward to seeing it next May, Check out the wainwright society web site and see all the great work there doing

Information board unveiled at St Bees by Eric Robson

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Castleton & Peak forest circular walk

Winnats Pass

Did a lovely 7 mile walk today in the peak district taking three and a half hours. Starting in Castleton we followed the riverside walk up to Goose Hill, passed the speedwell cavern entrance up Winnats pass to Sweetknoll, the peak forest, old Dam Lane, Oxlow rake, Limestone Way, Cave Dale and back to Castleton. Had blue skies and sunshine all the way, so a few sunburn patches are now visible. Was really quiet for a bank holiday weekend just a little busy on limestone way, but Castleton town center was very busy. Stopped off for a coffee and a Bakewell slice when we finished (very very nice). We finished the day with a curry and a few pints locally, so all in all a perfect day and now we're both ready for a good nights sleep :)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sean's marathon

Sean finished the Windermere marathon in a really good tome of 3:38:32

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Brathay Marathon

Me and Sean are currently chilling out in Greenhowe caravan park in the heart of the lake district getting ready for Sean's Windermere marathon tomorrow morning, he will be starting the race at 10.30am and hopes to be finished in under four hours, so wishing him lots of luck and want to say a big thanks to everyone coming along to support him :)

The Marathon Route

Friday, 10 May 2013

Volunteers clear the way for Wainwright anniversary

Check out the latest news on the coast to coast path, great work being done for the 40th anniversary of the publication of his guide book :)

the wainwright society

A new Coast to Coast information board is to be unveiled at St. Bees on Sunday 26th May 10 a.m. by Eric Robson, Chairman of The Wainwright Society.
Location: The 'Wainwright Wall' adjacent to the beach. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Brathay Windermere Marathon

So our next visit to the lakes  18th -20th of May but not walking this time Sean will be running the Windermere Marathon 19/05/13 raising money for Brathay Trust  Brathay works with many of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged to help them develop the skills, confidence and motivation to make positive choices in their lives.Its a great charity based in Ambleside, check out his just giving page

Sean after the Chester marathon 7th October 2912

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Derwent Moor & Ladybower Reservoir

Sean Standing on White Tor

Sean picked a lovely 6 mile walk in the peak district for us to do today starting at cutthroat bridge then Derwent moor, Wheel Stones, White Tor, Whinstone Lee Tor, Grindle, Clough, Ladybower Reservoir, Ashopton back to cutthroat Bridge we had amazing weather sunny all day with a little wind making it not too hot, we were rewarded with superb views although it was a very easy walk with little effort needed. All i all a very enjoyable day and a good way to break myself back into the walking after having nearly 8 months of no walking, glad to be back out there :)

Standing on Lead Hill looking over upper Derwent Reservoir

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Coast to Coast 2014

Set the dates for next years coast to coast setting off from St Bee's on the 7th and finishing on the 18th
miles itinerary and approximate per day below;
7th- St Bee's - Ennerdale -14 miles
8th- Ennerdale -Borrowdale - 16 miles
9th- Borrowdale - Patterdale - 15 miles
10th- Patterdale - Shap - 16 miles
11th- Shap - Kirkby Stephen - 20 miles
12th- Kirkby Stephen - Keld - 14 miles
13th- Keld - Reeth - 12 miles
14th- Reeth - Richmond - 12 miles
15th- Richmond - Ingleby Cross - 23 miles
16th- Ingleby Cross - Blakey Ridge - 21 miles
17th- Blakey Ridge - Egton Bridge -14 miles
18th- Egton Bridge - Robin Hood's Bay - 15 miles