Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saturday 18th March

I'll not be UTUPing as we'll be up at Santon, but planning to be out on the 25th.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hobble tomorrow

There used to be a good gang of us doing it, now it's just me and That Young Chap. There are plenty of others from Horwich and Lostock though in the first "race full" Hobble for many a year. I'm sure they will have all gone home or close to doing so by the time I finish. It may be a PW tomorrow, being my first real long run of the year, but it is miles covered in preparation for NYM100.
Quarterly do anyone?

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A Couple of Wainwrights...

...and no, that's not pints of beer of that name, but two of the tops included in AW's most excellent Pictorial Guide to the Southern Fells.

I've just come back from a few days up at Santon Bridge and whilst there had an outing with Our Northern Correspondent. He's on his second Wainwright round, intending to do them all in one year - he says it took him 69 years for his first completion. There were a couple just north of Coniston that he wanted to mop up before going further afield.

I'll not bore you with too much detail, but the first was Holme Fell (1,040ft (approx)) which we climbed from Yew Tree Tarn. It's a characterful little top and well worth the 30 minute climb from the road:-

Then a 5 minute drive to take us a little nearer Skelwith Bridge then out of the car again to tackle Black Fell and its rocky top, Black Crag (1,056ft):-

As you can see, even in mist there would be no confusion regarding whether you were on the right top, although it would be a crime against humanity if all the fells were labelled in this manner.

On the way up we passed the time of day with a herd of Belted Galloways, a breed that always presents itself most photogenically - and they reminded me of that conundrum as to why restaurants pride themselves on serving up rare breed meats - if they are that rare, should we be eating them - Sumatran Tiger sausages anyone?

A good morning out.

Apologies if all the photos are marred by that guy in the red cag - but where's Wally?