Walking, Charity and Trips Home
It’s the 24th May, I have only posted twice so far this month. Ruining my averages, because we are all stat monkeys really, there are reasons of course, travelling, walking, working. I’m back now though and have a window of opportunity to catch up with what’s been going on. We went back to the UK for a week, visits and birthday walking weekends, more of that soon. We finally gave up on our car and got a newer one. Cheaper than we thought more like a car than a van, and everything works. Our old one had a secret mind of its own. Windows opened randomly, doors locked and unlocked at will, ignition lock not working at all. So it has gone to the carshop in the sky. We’ll miss her, we’ve done some miles with her, seen some sights. Ah well, life goes on.
On to Charity, my next big walking weekend will be in July, the Welsh Three Thousand Feet Peaks. Over two/three days, wild camping. For the Grandson of some very good friends. Ollie and his family are raising money for a new wheelchair, information can be found here: Ollie Crawshaw – JustGiving site. Any help will be appreciated, thanks. The walk is 24 miles long and takes in the 14 peaks over three thousand feet high in Northern Wales. Pete, the birthday boy, will be attempting the challenge in one big hit with another fit friend. I’ll put more details up as the day approaches. I will be going over the weekend of 20-21-22 July.
While back in England I took the opportunity to go walking in the Lake District, Pete’s 50th Birthday weekend. He won’t mind me mentioning his age, nothing else was mentioned all weekend. Leaving Friday night we arrived near Kendal and our little rented cottage about 11pm. The following morning we headed west to Wastwater. Not to climb Scafell Pike as we have done on many other occasions, this time we turned west again at the lakes head and went with the Mosedale round. Black Sail Pass, Pile of Stones, Pillar, Red Pike, as hoped the weather cleared as we walked and we had splendid views all around the route.
I have to say my favourite was Pile of Stones, how can you not like a name like that?
We slid round the side of Yewbarrow, as time was getting on and we couldn’t see a route from the bottom. Maybe when we have a bit more time we can explore and find the route up. A good walk with lots to offer, and the views we had were magnificent. Anyone who has been to the Lakes will know how often (or not) you get weather like this for the day. 10 miles and 1300m of ascent roughly speaking. Next post will cover the walk we did around Sleddale. Now just to see if Pete reads all of this post, here you are Pete. How Old?