Walking in the Lowther Valley

We could hardly ever tell people just where we’re going on a walk, as we tend to change our minds as we go. We were planning to walk up from Askham through the Lowther Estate and then up to the ring cairn on Knipe Scar. But in the end we put off the cairn andContinue reading “Walking in the Lowther Valley”

A Walk From Home

We are fortunate to live close to a public footpath and used it the other day for our brief exercise period. And although we are very familiar with it – we use it often as the start of a much longer walk – it is interesting to look in more depth at one short stretchContinue reading “A Walk From Home”

Why Britain’s Footpaths are important

The paths will still be there when we can walk properly again. And congratulations to the “Don’t Lose Your Way” Team at The Ramblers who have now completed the first stage of their important campaign to get lost paths back on the map. Well done to everyone who participated. The piece below is from myContinue reading “Why Britain’s Footpaths are important”

On Naddle Fell

Our last walk in the Lake District, before we voluntarily decided to cut back on distant walks (our move was soon overtaken by the Lockdown), was over Naddle Fell, south of St John’s in the Vale. Better known as High Rigg for followers of Wainwright and the Ordnance Survey – though I prefer the oldContinue reading “On Naddle Fell”

On Dufton Pike

The other morning we walked out from Dufton to climb to the top of Dufton Pike, one of the three great pikes which stand sentinel between the long wilderness of the Pennines and the Eden Valley. Dufton is the second highest of the Pikes, being topped by the mightier Murton Pike and trailed by theContinue reading “On Dufton Pike”

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