Category Archives: Wainwrights

Beyond the Shibboleth: Cumbria Way – Sethera

10.8 miles 6h 14m ascent 490m Swineside-High Pike-Caldbeck-Sebergham-Churchtown Pronunciation of Sebergham….SEBrum (source: Cumbrian friend). Rain was forecast and the forecast was on the mark. While driving down to Cumbria, though, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. A … Continue reading

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Cailleach’s Wrath

7.5 miles  3h 52min  835m ascent Blencathra via Blease Fell Warm, negligible wind and scattered showers was somewhat off the mark. The weather man had badly misread the Veiled One’s mood. So our ambitious plan, hatched in the belief that the goddess of … Continue reading

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Winding down with Walla Crag

5.9 miles 3h 3m 403m ascent Our fourth and final day was a free choice. On previous days we had thought about Blencathra, since Elaine fancied climbing it and it would be on the way home. Injuries from the earlier … Continue reading

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Pies and The Back o’ Skiddaw

8.2 miles 5h 55m 833m ascent Our third 3000 footer in as many days so the muscles and toes were tender. We decided that it was time for a change from the packed lunches, nice as they were so David … Continue reading

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OMG, Helvellyn via Striding Edge

8.2 miles 5h 40m 907m ascent This was my major personal challenge of our Lake District visit and I looked forward to it with equal portions of trepidation and excitement. There had been some concern that the clouds would be … Continue reading

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Stepping stones on Scafell Pike

11 miles 7h 20m 1007m ascent Seathwaite farm car parks were full but with a little backtracking we found a spot, got kitted up and set off. The path passes through the farm and heads up alongside a rather weedy … Continue reading

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Derwentwater

What a start to the day. A full cooked breakfast and plenty of coffee (oh, and of course, good company). The weather had that special teasing quality, with enough light rain to make us don waterproofs, wear them all day … Continue reading

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Catbells

The weather forecast had been for heavy rain. As the day dawned however, it had downgraded to drizzle. At Little Town car park when we started it was overcast but dry. The first mile and and a half was a … Continue reading

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