Under the Weather on Raven Crag

Under the Weather on Raven Crag

We waited. On the summit of Honister Pass the rain blew in, the clag covered us and I peered through driving rain towards Grey Knotts. I couldn’t see Grey Knotts, it was Obscured by Clouds – which would be a good record to listen to, while waiting, if I had...
Cotton-Picking Wainwrights

Cotton-Picking Wainwrights

Our second trip to the Western Fells results in another long day; a day of mixed weather, with rain, cloud, wind and bright-blue skies. As we head through Holme Wood from Maggie’s Bridge next to picturesque Loweswater, clouds steam off the sides of Grasmoor and the...
Nepal Children Rescued from Traffickers

Nepal Children Rescued from Traffickers

In complete contrast to yesterday’s blasting on The Band we are now smearing sun cream on our arms and legs. I even pack a towel for a serendipitous dip in a tarn – I am that optimistic. Hannah, after feeling dejected about our abandoned attempt on Bowfell, is...
Blown and Battered on Bowfell

Blown and Battered on Bowfell

Some days just do not feel right – they do not gel. We cannot always put our finger on the reason, but there are times when it may be better just to go back to bed. As we walk away from the car towards Stool End Farm in Langdale, heading for Bowfell, this is one...
Stuck on Jack’s Rake

Stuck on Jack’s Rake

“I’m not going up that! No way.” Standing defiantly, with crossed arms and that stern motherly look, Hannah refused to budge another step. “You must be joking . . . we’re going up that!” “It’ll be fun, it’s not that hard, we just follow that ledge which goes across...
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