Ring Cairn on Knipescar

As yesterday was a quite beautiful day, we went up to Knipescar in the Lowther Valley to try and locate the scheduled ring cairn ancient monument. And all I can say is you have to use a lot of imagination. Now, I’ve been to a lot of ring cairns in my time, particularly on Dartmoor.Continue reading “Ring Cairn on Knipescar”

Corpse Road from Chapel Stile

One of the loveliest and easiest routes in the Lakes is along the old corpse route from Chapel Stile to Grasmere. Some beautiful scenery and a wonderful paved path some of the way. Until the church at Chapel Stile was built, the dead of the Langdale Valley would have been carried to Grasmere for burial.Continue reading “Corpse Road from Chapel Stile”

A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses

In my last walking blog I related how the Spencer-Bell family tried to deny public access to the woodlands of Fawe Park, on the western shores of Derwent Water. Although the Keswick protestors of 1887 achieved a victory in tearing down the Spencer- Bell barricades, there is little public access even today, either to theContinue reading “A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses”

Victorian Walkers and Trespassers on Latrigg

Keswick gained quite a reputation as a mountain town in Victorian times, not least as a starting point for the ascent of Latrigg and Skiddaw via Spooney (sometimes Spooning) Green Lane. This is the route that was notoriously closed by the Spedding family of nearby Greta Hall in 1887, prompting the famous mass trespass, whichContinue reading “Victorian Walkers and Trespassers on Latrigg”

Hands Off Wild Campers!

Wild campers are now being unfairly targeted by landowning interests and some public companies and local authorities. Like most people I’ve been appalled by the recent litter left in our wild places. But now it’s clear that some landowning interests are using this as an excuse to attack wild campers generally  – and these litterContinue reading “Hands Off Wild Campers!”

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