Apr 07 2012

The Mill Inn – Mungrisdale

Quite a bit of time has passed as I write this review of The Mill Inn at Mingrisdale. 3 months indeed… so some of the details may be rather sketchy! However here goes. We had walked without l’Autobus that day, and as we descended steeply off of Souther Fell, The Mill Inn came into view, like an oasis at the foot of the fell, how ideal!

We had covered some ground, but as we got to about 50 yards from the hostelry however, the path took a detour right for about a quarter of a mile, the tease! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07 2012

Walk 47: Saddle Up

Blencathra behind Bannerdale Crags as seen from Souther Fell

route: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common, Blencathra & Souther Fell from Mungrisdale
Date: 7th april 2012
distance: 10.8 miles
ascent: 3,430 feet
time: 7 hrs 00 mins
walkers: Dave, Graham, Roger & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06 2012

The White Lion – Patterdale

After an excellent jaunt around the first four of our Far Eastern Fells list we headed the short journey up the road to Patterdale where we thought we would find a pub. That pub was the White Lion and it was half full with drinkers but that still left enough room for a few Badgers and I began to order the beers helped along by the very friendly bar staff. I managed to get a drink for all six of us and even squeezed a couple of packets of team nibbles out of the £20 I had on me. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06 2012

Walk 46: Kid You Knott

Looking down Riggindale towards Haweswater

route: The Knott, Rampsgill Head, High Raise & Kidsty Pike from Hartsop
Date: 6th april 2012
distance: 7.3 miles
ascent: 2,494 feet
time: 5 hrs 05 mins
walkers: Dave, Graham, Leanne, Roger, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24 2012

Walk 45: Let’s Get Ready to Ramble – Part 1

Pen y Ghent from Blishmire Close

route: Skipton to Horton in Ribblesdale
24th march 2012
distance: 24.4 miles
ascent: 3,157 feet
time: 10 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Dave, Graham, Luis, Roger & Simon Read the rest of this entry »