Category Archives: Julie’s Jaunts

The New Normal

Normally on a Monday, I’d be volunteering at Petworth House and today I was due to start core season Introductory Talks. I should be standing in the courtyard, welcoming our first visitors of the day… Currently, I can’t do that! … Continue reading

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In the Lakes: Steel Knotts, Hallin Fell

Our last day dawned bright with warm autumnal sunshine. We parked near Martindale Church, accessed via a steep winding road – how I love those. Steel Knotts took Mr JH to 210 Wainwrights and I pottered around the 16th century … Continue reading

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In the Lakes: Arthur’s Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill

Having moved home from Thirlmere to Pooley Bridge the day before, a walk through the village led us towards a lovely gentle climb and on to our first destination, Arthur’s Pike. Twas a tad murky as the photo demonstrates with … Continue reading

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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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