Old Man of Coniston

Tuesday 13th September 2022

My first ever walk in the Lake District! I’d skipped the chance to climb Scafell Pike on Monday, as the weather was abysmal and it was more than an hour’s drive from the campsite. But Coniston was only twenty-five minutes north of where I was staying. I hadn’t ranked the Old Man too highly on my to-do list but it would be very convenient and probably worth doing.

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Fiacall Ridge and Ben Macdui

Monday 20th June 2022

This was to be our final outing for this trip in the Scottish Highlands, ahead of a long journey home the next day. This Monday promised to offer the best weather of our long weekend and so we were bound for the higher ground. From Aviemore below, we drove up to the Cairn Gorm Base Station.

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Cleveland Way: Day 3

Beak Hills to ‘Wild Camp’ (21 miles)

Tuesday 14th September 2021

After two nights of camping across the North York Moors, I was really starting to settle in to my walk along the Cleveland Way. This third day would be my longest of the week and by the end of it, I’d almost be clear of the moorland section and ready to step on to the coastline in Day 4.

Oh and, unless something would change suddenly, I’d be wild camping at the end of it! In an area I’d not visited before.

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Withypool and crossing the River Barle

Monday 23rd August 2021

This walk was the main reason for which I chose my particular campsite just off of Winsford Hill on Exmoor. It was to be a repeat of a walk I did with two friends back in January 2019.

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