Tag Archives: Low Level

Bronze Otter and Inquisitive Cows

3.6 miles 1h 50m (strolling pace!)  122m ascent Fell of Barhullion The planned Cumbria Way (Sethera) walk was delayed by a respiratory virus, so I had a free day for walking and an old dog hankering for an outing. So it … Continue reading

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Cumbria Way: Tyan – Sunshine in Great and Little Langdale

12.8 miles 6h 44m 454m ascent Coniston-Old Dungeon Ghyll Without doubt the main theme of this section of the Cumbria Way was the weather. I don’t know how warm it was during the day but it was 28°C when we … Continue reading

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Trusty’s Hill

3.75 miles  1h 50m ascent 114m Gatehouse of Fleet- Trusty’s Hill-Rutherford Monument-Anwoth Drust’s Hill, wet walk, pictish carvings, monument 1 and 2, old kirk        

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Winter Crabapples

6.5 miles 2h 53m 281m ascent Ae forest – mostly red routes carved bench, over the Ae, footpath through deciduous riverside woodland, crabapple/cherry, sour, hips and haws, winter oak and winter beech, washed away paths, excavated paths, gnarled trees, lichen … Continue reading

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The Raider’s Road – Manx style

6.8 miles 4h 2min ascent 117m An unusual day out, the distance and time is made up of three walks joined by short hops in the car. it was cool enough for fleeces and though we had a few spots … Continue reading

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Glen Ness and the (5 year) old Fort

3.2 miles 1 h 55m 150m ascent Ness Glen – Glessel Hill A shorter walk than I had planned since there were sheep aplenty on the hills and the dogs had to be kept on leads for much of the … Continue reading

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Three Spaniels on Lotus Hill

4.8 miles  2h 40m  311m ascent Forestry tracks, paths (stony, mossy, boggy), pine-needle covered forest walks, heathery moorland, fallen trees, felled trees, distant gunshots, rocky outcrops, erratics, collapsed dykes, burns, bridged and unbridged, forest (conifer, deciduous, felled and replanted), ad … Continue reading

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Dundeugh “Island”

4.2 miles  1h 27m  ascent 111m Dundeugh Forest is bounded by the Waters of Ken and Deugh, and became an island with the damming of these rivers to create Kendoon Loch. A pot-holed road near Polmaddie leaves the A713 and … Continue reading

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Kirkconnell Flow: the lost patrol

3.6 miles   1h 42min  60m ascent Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve Today there was a important conjunction of environmental and personal events, heavy rain and laziness, which led me to choose an easier walk in place of that originally planned. … Continue reading

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Fair Weather Walker

My hill-bagging compulsion has me on edge; just one hill to go to have completed the Corbetts, Grahams, and Donalds of Region 27/D&G. The walk was all planned. I have walked in rain, sleet, fog and snow, but…. Today was … Continue reading

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