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...
Fun and Games on Wansfell

Fun and Games on Wansfell

It was lovely, a stroll in the park, this time i didn’t need to moan i loved it. You may think that I have had some kind of medicine to make me think positive, well my answer is no to that, I haven’t. In just over an hour we got to the top of the hill. It...
Gowbarrow through bogs and bracken

Gowbarrow through bogs and bracken

On the first part of the walk my legs were already hurting so bad, I wanted to head back and forget about this weeks walk, but no, I thought, I will do this walk for those poor children, I kept reminding myself. 

This walk felt like it was going to be a very tough...
Facing the Enemy on High Pike

Facing the Enemy on High Pike

Snow, snow, snow! I feel like I don’t want to go on the walk; I just want to play in the snow. But I know I have to keep moving, or by the time we get to the top it will be night-time. It is hard work following the route, just getting to the bottom of the...

One Out of Eight, Ain’t Bad

Today’s optimistic attempt to bag eight Wainwrights was scuppered by severe blizzards and icy snow just before reaching our second Wainwright of the day. It seemed we might have a window, a break in the weather, a chance to get out this weekend, so we decided to...
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