Monthly Archives: October 2014

From Loch Ken to Loch Doon

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The last 24 hours was pretty much a repeat of Saturday, biblical, but without the loaves and fishes. Although the fishes would have had a nice time. Water seemed to come from every orifice of the landscape today, which made finding a place to wait it out and make the best of the views difficult. I drove up and down… Read more »

Carsethorn to Southerness, Solway Firth

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Yesterday was a write off and a wash out. The rain started at 10 and didn’t stop. I found a campsite in Gretna so I could recharge batteries and do the water. By evening I decided that the only way to cheer myself up was to brave it and head for the chippy. Easier said than done as the road… Read more »

Skiddaw, Lake District

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A wonderfully sunny day for a walk up a hill. Thick due on the grass on leavings wild camping spot just outside Keswick, meandering through lush fields to the foot of Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England. Looking up from the base, it as evident I would need to pace myself. I’d shunned the well prepared motorway that most… Read more »

Brown Hills Above Ullswater

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After a bit of work this morning (yes,I do some of that too), I got out for another walk. Unfortunately the work required an Internet connection, and mobile coverage was next to useless, combined with the inability to park anywhere nice (like, with a view) meant I lost most of the morning trundling around the shores of Ullswater. In the… Read more »