Tag Archives: Wee Hills

What’s a Currick?

6.5 miles 4h 45min ascent 397m Cold Fell 621m Currack, A cairn i.e a pile of stones. See cairn.Currick, A North Pennines name for a cairn i.e a pile of stones. Used to identify a place or boundary or mark a route. They were … Continue reading

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Knockespen – two hills make one

8.05 miles 3h 20m ascent 279m Knockespen 344m When I woke the air was chilled, the sky dry. The car frozen, and as I loaded it hail was falling. As we arrived at Ae the snow was falling and the … Continue reading

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Wether Hill: a quiet windfarm

8.24 miles 3h 23m ascent 386m Wether Hill (Christy’s first Marilyn) After an unintentional detour, and some uncertainty as to whether I had started the walk in the correct place, the car was parked and i sat looking out at … Continue reading

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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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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         [osmap gpx=”http://www.screel.co.uk/walks/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/RK_gpx-_2017-05-21_1016.gpx”]

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Snow on Colt Hill

5.9 miles  2h 42m  347m ascent Cairnhead-Colt Hill I planned this as a walk up past the Striding Arch on Colt Hill and along to Lamgarroch but conditions meant we turned back at Colt Hill. The walk began at Cairnhead where … Continue reading

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Larks on Screel

3.4 miles 2h 30min  ascent 335m Screel Hill-by the path, clockwise An evening stroll with the Rheumatology team, ID team, and accompanying dogs. The rheumatology team showed their navigational and logistical skills arriving at the agreed rendezvous in good time, then … Continue reading

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Millfore Hill…a vanilla slice of a hill

7.9 miles 5h 5m ascent 543m Louran Rig-Coo Lochans-Craignelder-Millfore Hill This is Millfore Hill (602m) rather than Millfore (656m), a hill 4 miles to the north. I had previously set out intending to climb this in March of last year … Continue reading

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