Tag Archives: Wainwright walks

Great Langdale

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 5.15pm (day 2,161)

Sunbeams in Langdale. 25/7/17

I’m a few days behind, due to wi-fi issues at the first place we stayed this week. But oh yes — I’m definitely in the Lake District 🙂

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Joe at a crossroads

Tuesday 25th October 2016, 2.25pm (day 1,888)

Joe at crossroads, 25/10/16

It’s half-term, so school is closed, and with Clare at university today it fell to me to entertain the Boy. By a few miles into the walk I chose he was probably regretting this, but too late. Still, even he agreed it was better than sitting in school.

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Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Monday 28th March 2016, 1.30pm (day 1,677)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell, 28/3/16

As its name suggests, Great Gable is the pyramid on the left, and one of the most well-kn0wn fells in the Lake District and/or England. Last time I went up it was in foul weather (on 29/7/12) and I am determined to return to it in blue skies, so it was not on my itinerary today — but it was the best looking object on my walk round the upper reaches of the valleys of Borrowdale and Gillercomb. Colder and greyer than it might have been, but I quite like this shot, taken from the nearby summit of Brandreth.

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Monday 17th August 2015, 2.50pm (day 1,453)

Grasmere, 17/8/15

On some days you’ve just got to go with a particular shot simply because it’s exactly the picture you wanted to take when the shutter was pressed. This was one of those days.

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On Watch Hill

Saturday 24th January 2015, 11.05am (day 1,248)

On Watch Hill, 24/1/15

Time for a walk. Watch Hill is near Cockermouth, Cumbria. This is my Zen landscape shot. More will appear on my walking blog in due course (probably tomorrow).

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On the summit of Gummer’s How

Saturday 23rd August 2014, 2.25pm (day 1,094)

Gummer's How summit, 23/8/14

A walk in the Lakes. Specifically, around the southern tip of Windermere. Generally a very nice day except for about 90 minutes of clouds and squally drizzle around lunchtime; at the point this photo was taken things were mostly cleared up. This is the summit of Gummer’s How, a small peak at the end of the lake, and famous (rightly) for its view. These Luing cattle live permanently on the fell and maintain the flora, so we are informed by the noticeboard at the point where the path leaves the road, anyway.

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Walker, summit of Arthur’s Pike

Saturday 28th June 2014, 12.20pm (day 1,038)

Walker, Arthur's Pike, 28/6/14

Another Lake District walk today. I was sat down having my lunch on the summit of Arthur’s Pike (1747 feet above sea level) when this other walker came over to admire the view and I just snapped him from below, the Pennines in the background. More photos and text will appear on my other blog tomorrow, but not tonight. A cloudy day, as you can see; OK for walking but June is never a great month for photography.

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Mosedale Cottage, revisited

Monday 14th April 2014, 12.35pm (day 963)

Mosedale Cottage, 14/4/14

This is probably England’s most isolated front room, being located in the mountain bothy (hut) that is Mosedale Cottage in the Lake District. I have used it on this blog before, on 31/8/12 to be precise. I like the fact that in one of the remotest spots I know, one can come in and have lunch sat on a three-piece suite and (thanks to another hiker who was present at this point, but not pictured) read the daily paper, seen on the couch to the right.

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Dry stone wall, Little Yarlside

Tuesday 11th March 2014, 12.30pm (day 929)

Little Yarlside, 11/3/14

A good dry stone wall evolves. It’s built, yes, but with the landscape, not despite it.

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View south from Scout Scar, Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December 2013, 12.05pm (day 852)

View from Scout Scar, 24/12/13
Christmas Eve. Ignoring the typically apocalyptic weather forecast (as I have all year), I went on walk #77 of my Lake District project and despite a breeze that could be called ‘bracing’ and the odd hail shower, I had a thoroughly good time on Scout Scar, a limestone outcrop to the west of Kendal, Cumbria. And managed a couple of decent photos too. The rest will be up on my other blog soon…

I am not fully certain of the identities of these hills by the way. I think the one on the left is called White Hill, and the horizon is formed by the Three Peaks of Yorkshire, melding into one at this distance but I am sure the step on the right must be that of Pen-y-Ghent or Ingleborough, with Whernside the rise in the ridge in the centre. But I could be wrong.

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