Does the Bible Mention the Wainwrights?

Does the Bible Mention the Wainwrights?

We are walking through Lent: the time when we remember the temptations that Christ suffered, and seek in our own lives to change things, or start to do things we are neglecting. To make a fresh start. To clean out the cupboard. It is interesting that Lent coincides...
Not High on High Rigg

Not High on High Rigg

I was pleasantly surprised; I suppose I shouldn’t have been – after planning our route and studying the map – but I was. Just one Wainwright today, that’s all. Just a little hill, nestling between St. John’s in the Vale and the one kilometre dual...

Photographing Golden Eagles in Riggindale

As I watched a pair of buzzards soaring above Beda Fell last weekend, I couldn’t help but recollect the time, in the early 90’s, when I was commissioned by one of the national newspapers to get a photograph of the golden eagles on their nest in Riggindale as they fed...
Hiding From the Rain

Hiding From the Rain

Our Wainwright walk over Martindale was planned for Saturday, but the forecast was not that good; in fact it was awful. A persistent low cloud base meant that we would have been walking around all day with our head in the clouds, and really I prefer to see where I am...

Monarchs and Buzzards in Martindale

I cannot recollect having ever walked over the fells east of Ullswater, so today is going to be an adventure: exploring new territory, gazing upon new views, experiencing new ridges. We park at Martindale Old Church. A church has been on this site since 1220. The...
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