Category Archives: Julie’s Jaunts

In the Lakes: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common, Souther Fell

After completing a soggy Seat Sandal the day before to take him to a Wainwright tally of 199, Mr JH was very pleased to be on the brink of another milestone. The day dawned bright and our intention was to … Continue reading

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In the Lakes: Grey Crag and Tarn Crag

Never a fan of a narrow road, the journey to these two fells was not my idea of fun! Four and a half miles of winding single track with fewer and fewer passing places; the only saving grace was there … Continue reading

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In the Lakes: Cold Pike

We’ve previously climbed Pike O’Blisco and Crinkle Crags but somehow missed this delightful gem between the two. There is a shorter route starting from Three Shire Stone on Wrynose Pass (not for the faint-hearted) but we decided to start from … Continue reading

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In the Lakes: Stybarrow Dodd, Watson’s Dodd, Great Dodd, Clough Head and Hart Side

This Lake District holiday saw us tackle some of our remaining Wainwright fells. After grabbing one when we reached Grasmere (Stone Arthur), our first proper day was a hike from Stanah which took about ten hours, with several stops for … Continue reading

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A Hot Sunny Day on the Bluebell Railway

We travelled the length of the line and broke the return journey twice, to have lunch and visit the workshop. An interesting, reasonably priced fun day out which kept both our ten year old and four year old engaged (not … Continue reading

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Join Julie climbing Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Hartsop above How

Thursday 15 May Feeling (slightly) refreshed from my ‘time off’ the previous day, we decided to take in another couple of small fells, which actually turned into three. We drove past Brownrigg Farm, between Matterdale End and Dockray and found … Continue reading

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Join Julie for a potter around Glenridding

Wednesday 15 May With the fatigue of a week’s fells in my legs, I gave myself some time off! I spent a lovely day in Glenridding, home to the Ullswater ‘Steamers’. A glorious trip aboard a grand old lady of … Continue reading

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Join Julie at Middle Dodd – a few months later than expected

Tuesday 14 May Last September we planned to walk to Middle Dodd on the way to Red Screes. Somehow we missed the left hand turn to take in the former and ended up at the latter. So today we decided … Continue reading

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Join Julie in an expletive-ridden climb to Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike

Monday 13 May First day we didn’t need the car as our destination was within walking distance. Sounds so inoffensive doesn’t it? Glenridding Dodd. With much complaining and cussing, I somehow managed to reach level ground after the initial part … Continue reading

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Join Julie at Lyveden

On the way to a christening in the Midlands, I found this rather special little gem near Peterborough. The garden and lodge were created by Sir Thomas Tresham between 1595 and his death in 1605. The unfinished building was to … Continue reading

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