A walk through the world between places

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?

Wastwater with Scafell in the background.

Wastwater with Scafell in the background.

Clouds on the hill

Clouds on the hill

Looking up the Mosedale Valley

Looking up the Mosedale Valley

Team Photo, almost normal?

Team Photo, almost normal?

Looking back, Yewbarrow to the right.

Looking back, Yewbarrow to the right.

Yep, a Pile of Stones.

Yep, a Pile of Stones.

Looking across to Scafell Pike.

Looking across to Scafell Pike.

Somebody always stands on the edge!  Pile of Stones.

Somebody always stands on the edge! Pile of Stones.

Then someone else has to try.

Then someone else has to try.

Pillar summit.

Pillar summit.

Party Hats, False moustaches, Champagne and Butcombe beer.  Happy Birthday

Party Hats, False moustaches, Champagne and Butcombe beer. Happy Birthday

A Friend who carries Butcombe beer is a friend indeed!

A Friend who carries Butcombe beer is a friend indeed!

The view down from Pillar.

The view down from Pillar.

Looking back across the Wind Gap from Black Crags.

Looking back across the Wind Gap from Black Crags.

Towards Red Pike, the others walking lower down.

Towards Red Pike, the others walking lower down.

Get the kettle on.

Get the kettle on.

Red Pike Cairn.

Red Pike Cairn.

Yewbarrow

Yewbarrow

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?

Pete, in his party T-shirt, hogging all the food.   50!  How old?

Pete, in his party T-shirt, hogging all the food. 50! How old?

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10 responses

  1. Pete

    I’m still only 49!!! Pete (the accountant!)

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    July 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  2. thelighttraveler

    Wonderful place to walk through. Thanks for dropping by my blog! =)

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    May 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

  3. Such an amazing sight to interact with nature :)

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    May 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    • Indeed, the quiet in such places lets you know where you are in the world.

      Jim

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      May 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  4. What a beautiful hike, and I love a good pile of stones. Good luck on the walk in July!

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    May 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    • Thanks Sherry,

      The whole weekend was good fun, I’m going over the Sunday walk next time. After an Poetry interlude, :-)

      Jim

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      May 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  5. I would love to hike back and forth if that’s the view I’m seeing. Stunning!

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    May 25, 2012 at 4:15 am

    • Incredible, I love the wide spaces you see when the weather is clear like this.

      Jim

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      May 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  6. Wow – what a beautiful place to go for hike. The vistas are breathtaking in photographs – I can only imagine how beautiful they are in person! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    May 25, 2012 at 4:02 am

    • The weather, strangers you meet, places and views. All make these days great.

      Jim

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      May 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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