Category Archives: Julie’s Jaunts

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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Join Julie at High Rigg

Sunday 12 May Another gloriously sunny morning as we packed up the car and trundled in the direction of Patterdale, making a detour on the way to visit a rather pretty little peak called High Rigg which sits above the … Continue reading

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Join Julie at Levers Water, Swirl How, Grey Friar and Great Carrs

Saturday 11 May The day dawned bright and sunny and we went downstairs with a spring in our step!  We were met with a rather surreal scene of the dining room door being firmly shut and the waitress vacuuming the … Continue reading

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Join Julie for a gentle ramble to Troutbeck Tongue

Friday 10 May Another miserable day as we peered hopefully at the heavy sky through our window in Ambleside and tried to convince ourselves that; ‘it looks a bit brighter over there…’ As we had the added ingredient of mist, … Continue reading

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Join Julie for a soggy climb of the Langdale Pikes…

Thursday, 9 May 2019 Drove from Ambleside and parked at New Dungeon Ghyll. Arrived prepared with lots of change because the charge for the day is currently £8 in coins. The first full day of this year’s May sojourn to … Continue reading

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Weald and Downland Living Museum

Four have fun on a cold and cloudy day in the Sussex countryside! For more information:  https://www.wealddown.co.uk/

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