Jun 25 2011

Walk 31: Yorkshire Three Peaks


Hull Pot

route: pen-y-ghent, whernside and ingleborough from horton-in-ribblesdale
Date:
25th june 2011
distance: 24 miles
ascent: 5,266 feet
time: 12 hrs 20 mins (Sandra & Simon), 12hrs 55 mins (Dave, Graham & Leanne)
walkers: Dave, Graham, Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

May 28 2011

The Stickle Barn Tavern – Langdale

After an wonderful, but part-aborted walk up the Langdale Pikes and a few surrounding peaks, we were more than ready for a swifty, and the Stickle Barn Tavern was our hostlery of choice. As soon as we went in, the rain that had battered us for the previous three hours at least, subsided and was replaced by glorious sunshine.

Alas, we were indoors, and had still to dry out! The place was heaving downstairs despite being of a grand size, but we were delighted to find a fair bit of extra seating upstairs. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28 2011

Walk 30: The Langdale Pikes


Approaching the Langdale Pikes

route: Thorn Crag (not intended), Loft Crag (almost), Pike o’ Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Thunacar Knott and Pavey Ark from New Dungeon Ghyll
Date: 28th May 2011
distance: 5.3 miles
ascent: 2,608 feet
time: 5 hrs 58 mins
walkers: Dave, David, Graham, Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

May 14 2011

The Water Edge Inn – Ambleside

After a Following our first of (hopefully) many walks in and around the Lake District, and more specifically the Wainwrights, it was time for a well earned beverage! We moved from the Rydal Road car park and back through the centre of Ambleside and onto the Wateredge Inn, which as the name suggests, sits right on the shore of the north-eastern tip of Lake Windermere.

And what a lovely setting it was. The place is very modernly fitted out, but despite the FA Cup final being shown on the wall mounted flat screen TV (they could do with a bigger one by the way…) Sir Edmund and I wanted to sit on one of the numerous tables o Read the rest of this entry »

May 14 2011

Walk 29: Fairfield Horseshoe


The Fairfield Horseshoe

route: Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Pike, High Pike (Scandale) & Low Pike from Ambleside
Date: 14th may 2011
distance: 10.7 miles
ascent: 3,670 feet
time: 7 hrs 10 mins
walkers: Dave, Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »