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The Full 13 Mile Kentmere Round - Perhaps now my favourite area!

May 17, 2017 - Hello Folks, The weather was promising quite a lot this weekend so my daughter Steph and I decided it's time we pushed...
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Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Swirls - The Thirlmere Side.

May 09, 2017 - Hello folks... Its been a while! I have been very busy with work this year and havent really had much time to sit and p...
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Great Gable via Base Brown and Green Gable as a nice circular route.

January 08, 2017 - Hello and welcome to 2017! With all the hustle and bustle of the festive period, I was very keen to get some time to my...
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Fleetwith Pike, Warnscale Bothy And Haystacks With Steph. A Great 5 Mile Circular

December 29, 2016 - Hello folks, For those of you who have read my previous 60+ blogs, this one will seem a little odd. As it's Christmas,...
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A Low Pike - High Pike adventure in the snow with my daughter Steph.

December 05, 2016 - Hi everyone, This weekend its just my daughter and I heading to Ambleside for a change. On the well known Fairfield Hor...
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A 9 Mile Circular Hike Up Bowfell in The Snow Via Rossett Pike and Esk Pike.

November 29, 2016 - Hi everyone, I am a little behind on my blogs of late due to such inconveniences as work and other such mundane tasks g...
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A Pre-Dawn Hike Up Place Fell In The Lake District

November 01, 2016 - Morning folks, This weekend was a special one. Its my wedding anniversary. Mandy and I had a long weekend in the lakes,...
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Helvellyn Via Birkhouse Moor with Stephanie

October 24, 2016 - Hello folks, This weekend, my daughter Steph and I were all set to go and do Place Fell near Ullswater, a new one for b...
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A 10 Mile Coledale Circular - Grisedale Pike, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crags and Causey Pike

October 02, 2016 - Hello folks, This weekend we shuffled our plans around in order to hit the fells on Sunday as the weather was looking m...
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A great seven mile circular route up Mellbreak in the Lake District with Steph and Steve

October 01, 2016 - Hello everyone, As most who know me will be aware, my favourite valley in the English Lake District is Buttermere. It i...
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Skiddaw via Ullock Pike taking in Long Side & Carl Side with Steph & Steve

September 18, 2016 - Hi Folks, With the current good weather forecast, I wanted to get out on the fells this Saturday and my buddy Steve wan...
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Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Sail in the Lake District with my pal Steve.

September 14, 2016 - Hi folks, I cant believe its been over 3 months since I wrote up a blog! I have been out and done a good bit of hiking,...
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Harter Fell with Mandy, Steve and Babs

May 08, 2016 - Hello folks, This Friday we went up to spend the night with our great friends Steve and Babs in their caravan on the lo...
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Black Crag with my daughters in almost perfect conditions for a change.

April 20, 2016 - Hello folks, With a sunny Sunday forecast I wanted to get to the lakes with my daughters and do something not only quit...
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Skiddaw via Ullock Pike taking in Long Side, Carl Side and Bakestall with Steph

April 15, 2016 - Hi Folks, My daughter Steph and I wanted to do a nice long route this weekend and she has always fancied doing Skiddaw.
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Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, Stoney Cove Pike and Hartsop Dodd Circular.

April 14, 2016 - Hi Folks, It had been an age since my best pal Steve and me got outdoors together so we wanted to do a decent one this...
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Blencathra With Mandy in the snow

April 12, 2016 - Hi folks, Mandy has been slowly building up her hiking legs over the last 6 months or so, doing bigger and bigger route...
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Carrock Fell Circular with Mandy In the Sun

April 11, 2016 - Hello Folks, With the weather forecast being really good this weekend Mandy and I decided at last minute to head for th...
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A Circular Hike Up Seat Sandal In The Snow With Mandy

March 07, 2016 - Hi folks, Mandy and I wanted to get out this weekend and do a reasonably small but challenging hike together. I tend to...
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A hike up Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags and Rest Dodd with my pal Steve

March 01, 2016 - Hello folks, Its weekend again and of course, we are lakelend bound. Steve and I have been wanting to do this particula...
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A great circular route up Walla Crag with my daughters in the sun

March 01, 2016 - Hi folks, With this recent turn for the better in the weather, my youngest, Ella (Age 7) was excited to get out and do...
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A Dovedale Round - High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart, Dove and Hart Crags, Hartsop Above How

February 14, 2016 - Hello, My daughter Steph is building up to some of the bigger fells in Lakeland and really wants to do the beautiful Sk...
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Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow in high winds

February 08, 2016 - Hi Folks, Its not been a great year for weather in the Lake District so far, but undeterred, my daughter Steph and I we...
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Barrow and Outerside in high winds with Steve

February 01, 2016 - Hello folks, Well... the weekend arrived just after the latest storm to hit the Lake District. Storm Gertrude was promi...
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Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Cave with Mandy

January 29, 2016 - Hello folks, Mandy and I wanted to spend a day together on her annual leave this week and we decided a nice hike was in...
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Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy with my daughter Steph.

January 19, 2016 - Hi folks, Somehow, I clean forgot to finish this blog that I started just before New Year. I had a lot on, including mo...
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A hike up Wansfell Pike in the snow with my daughter Stephanie.

January 18, 2016 - Hi folks, On Saturday my daughter Steph joined Mandy and I on a nice little hike up Walla Crag in Keswick. It was great...
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New Years Day 2016 - Hiking Up to Grey Knotts and Brandreth With Mandy and Steph.

January 04, 2016 - First of all, let me wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2016 from myself and all my family. Mandy and I decided w...
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Irton Pike, Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Burnmore Tarn. 13 miles above and around Wasdale.

December 25, 2015 - Hi folks, This weeks hike was literally born the week before when Mandy, Steph and myself hiked Middle Fell in Wasdale.
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A Day in the snow at 2000ft on Middle Fell with Mandy and Steph

December 13, 2015 - Hi folks, This weekend Mandy and I wanted to get up into the fells with my daughter Stephanie and we chose the Wasdale...
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A great hike up Helm Crag with my daughters

November 23, 2015 - Hi Folks, This trip report is largely the same as my last one, but in far better weather conditions. Sundays trip was...
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The Grasmoor Six... with perfect inversions and a very long and dark descent.

November 05, 2015 - Hi folks, Winter is almost upon us so Steve and I wanted to grab an epic round of summits that offered good views whils...
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A nice little hike with Ella up Wainwrights smallest fell. Castle Cragg.

October 27, 2015 - Hi Folks, As its half term, I really wanted to have at least one day off work to spend with my 7yr old daughter Ella in...
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A great days hiking up Cold Pike from Wrynose with my daughter Ella, Aged 7.

October 25, 2015 - Welcome back... Regular followers will know my that youngest daughter has now turned 7 yrs old and likes to get out on...
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A lovely single summit walk up High Rigg with my wife Mandy.

October 23, 2015 - Hi folks, Mandy and I had a Sunday free this weekend and fancied a walk. Nothing too strenuous, we just wanted a nice d...
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The Langdale Pikes. 9 Wainwright summits in a single 11 mile walk.

October 16, 2015 - Hi folks, Ever since I started going to the lake district as a landscape photographer I have been visiting the Langdale...
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A Mosedale Round - 5 Summits and 4500ft of ascent in 12 miles.

October 07, 2015 - Hi folks, This week we wanted something a little more challenging. Shorter, but harder, so I scoured my maps and decide...
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A Full Coniston Round - 7 Summits - 14 miles and over 4000ft of ascent

September 29, 2015 - Hello folks, Well, with Catbells out of the way last week and the successful hike proving to me that my damaged ankle (...
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A lovely hike up Catbells with my wife Mandy

September 22, 2015 - Hi Folks, It feels like such a long time since I wrote a trip report. Regular readers will remember I damaged my ankle...
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An Extended Newlands Round - 15 Miles, 8 Summits and 5600ft Of Ascent

July 14, 2015 - Hi Folks, This is my biggest hike and longest blog to date, so I thought a little background to the planning of this pa...
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A hike round Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl Hows and Great Carr with a dark descent

July 05, 2015 - Hi folks, its blog time again. Having had a particularly draining week at work on the dyno and conscious of the fact th...
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Glenridding Round - 6 Summits - Glenridding, Sheffield, Hart side, Stybarrow, Raise & Whiteside

June 28, 2015 - I had a busy weekend this week, my Mums wedding on Friday & a day out on and around Derwentwater with my wife Mandy on S...
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Crinkle Crags Via Pike O Blisco after work In the sun. Welcome back summer!

June 23, 2015 - One of my few solo hikes this year, and it was epic! Since the summer is finally here (or more hours of light at least)...
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Blencathra By Moonlight - A Hike Up Halls Fell Ridge For Charity.

June 07, 2015 - Evening readers, I was browsing Facebook on Monday evening and noticed a charity event had been created in aid of the N...
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A Hike From Grasmere Up Silver Howe In The Lake District

May 31, 2015 - Hi Folks, Weekend finally arrived after a long week on the dyno and my wife and I had decided we wanted to do an easy h...
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A Hike Up Pike O Blisco With Two 6yr Olds.

May 25, 2015 - What can we do on a Bank Holiday Monday with a 6yr old? Watch Tv? Go to the park? Sit in a god awful indoor play area a...
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A Hike Up Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts with 2 friends.

May 18, 2015 - Our original plan this Sunday was to go up Scafell as bad snow stopped us from visiting it while up Scafell Pike a coupl...
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A Hike Up Walla Cragg In The Lake District With My Wife Mandy

May 18, 2015 - My wife Mandy and I made a last minute decision to drive up to the lakes and do a bit of hiking last weekend, so I quick...
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Hiking Round Barf, Broom Fell, Lords Seat, Graystones, Ling Fell and Sale Fell in the Lake District.

May 05, 2015 - May Bank Holiday Monday in the Lakes. Since it was likely going to be very busy, my friend Paul planned us a hike in th...
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Low Fell and Fellbarrow from Thackthwaite - Lake District

April 20, 2015 - Hi Folks, Every other week I try to get out on an easier hike to spend some quality time with my wife, Mandy. This week...
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Haystacks From Honister With Two 6yr Old Kids.

April 10, 2015 - Hi, My daughter Ella has been with me on many Lakeland Hikes and one of our favourites is to park up at Honister slate...
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High Cragg - High Stile - Red Pike.

April 08, 2015 - Hi Folks, Just back from an epic weekend of hiking the Buttermere area of the Lake district. Day one was spent with th...
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Rannerdale Knotts With Mandy & Steph - Spring has arrived!

March 21, 2015 - Hi folks, Last week after my hike up Pike O Blisco with the kids I woke up with a dead back... I suffer from a glass ba...
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Pike O Blisco From Wrynose Pass - With The Kids.

March 17, 2015 - Morning folks, Not a very exciting trip for Wainwright baggers in the grand scheme of things, but knowing some of you w...
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Haweswater Hike - Seven Wainwright Summits and an awesome day!

March 09, 2015 - Hi folks, So, this weeks epic adventure was going to be Skiddaw but the recent high winds had us look at alternatives d...
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Skiddaw - 7 Wainwright Summits and very sore feet!

March 08, 2015 - Hi folks, This Sunday, my friend Paul and I made our trip to the lakes to complete a hike I had never particularly look...
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Steel Fell - Calf Cragg - Gibson Knott - Blizzards!

February 23, 2015 - Morning folks, I hope you all had a good weekend whatever you got up to? Myself, and two friends called Steve and Pa...
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Helm Crag with good friends - And Storm Abigale

November 15, 2014 - Hi Folks, With this weeks weather reports making it clear that Storm Abigail was going to make things very wet and wind...
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