It’s Knott Ard

It’s Knott Ard

“It’s Knott Ard,” Hannah told Georgia as we left our home in Kendal heading for Keswick and the Newlands Valley.
 Georgia turned back to Hannah looking puzzled. “It doesn’t matter, I’m getting used to the hills now.” “No, NOT HARD!” emphasised Hannah. “Knott Ard,...
Reet up Rannerdale

Reet up Rannerdale

It must have been quite a battle – if the legend is true – that a bluebell grows for each Norman invader killed by the soldiers under Earl Boethar. The skirmish, beneath the crags of Rannerdale Knotts, occurred in the 11th century – in case you are...
Wainwrights – Pin it on the Wall

Wainwrights – Pin it on the Wall

I was standing in the kitchen the other day, leaning against the wall, having a cup of tea and looking at our map of the Wainwrights on the wall. It is covered with little coloured pins, indicating the mountains we have already climbed. It is also covered by white...
Painfully Walking the Wainwrights

Painfully Walking the Wainwrights

Another 6am alarm call. Hannah hobbles down the stairs, she is having problems with her legs at the moment. She is not the only one, my knees are also beginning to complain, usually the day after we have been walking.  I can understand why. I am past 60, but Hannah is...
Big Days on Western Wainwrights

Big Days on Western Wainwrights

Big Days Out on the Western Wainwright Fells This week we start to climb the Western Wainwrights – over the hills and far away – and, for us all, the exciting prospect of wandering over unknown territory. The massive monsters of Scafell, Great Gable,...
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