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The Wainwrights Walks

Hello, welcome to our website. On this page you can read the articles I write about the adventures, challenges, excitement, beauty and fun we encounter in our attempt to walk all the 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District in 2015.

We aim to raise over £7,000 for Tearfund’s ‘No Child Taken.’ We hope you will enjoy reading about our Wainwrights walks, and that they will bring you as much enjoyment as you read them, as they have to us when we walked them.

Tearfund is hoping to raise 1 million pounds to protect 50,000 children from the dangers of trafficking in 2015. We aim to raise the equivalent of £36 for each mountain we climb and so protect 214 children by providing them with a safe and secure family environment. Please help us to do this. Please consider sponsoring us with whatever you can afford to give. This link will take you to the page where you can discover the ways to donate to Tearfund.

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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 carriageway to...

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Slip, Sliding on Fairfield

Slip, Sliding on Fairfield

We walk past daffodils, yellow buds push through green leaves, past snowdrops, brilliant white in the early morning sunshine. I see my first crocuses this year, purple, vibrant, waking to new life. For the last few weeks The Lake District has experienced sudden snaps...

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A Lion Keeps Watch Over Grasmere

A Lion Keeps Watch Over Grasmere

Yesterday we dined at the best table in the Lake District and traversed ledges to discover a needle. “Today,” I told Hannah, “we are going to meet a lion and perhaps fire a cannon. I received a look that only girls can give. I just smiled. “Wait and see,” I said,...

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A Crinkle by the Best Dining Table

A Crinkle by the Best Dining Table

It is half-term. Chance for a run of Wainwrights bagging. I suggested the idea to Hannah; that we should aim for ten Wainwrights this week. She gave me a funny look, but smiled. We missed the weekend; the weather was glorious, yet there was work to be done at home. So...

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A Hint of Spring and a Lakeland Gem

A Hint of Spring and a Lakeland Gem

It certainly feels like spring has come early. What a contrast to last week’s blasts of snow and wind on Wansfell. Today, there is no wind. The sun shines out of a clear blue sky, and it seems as though we have fast-forwarded a month or so, and jumped into spring. I...

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One on Wansfell

Today is a complete contrast to last Saturday’s challenging walk around the Gowbarrow Fells - the snow is back. On Thursday, it returned with a vengeance. Many roads around the country were blocked....

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Hat Trick on Gowbarrow

Hat Trick on Gowbarrow

It will be a walk in the park, I said, or so I thought when I planned the route. After last week’s blasting near the summit of High Pike, we were looking forward to a nice easy stroll, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, it turned out to be a long, challenging and tiring...

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