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Climbing Skiddaw via Longside Edge

Last year I spent two days in the Lake District and as you’d expect I had a great time. The highlight of my trip was climbing the 2,848ft Blencathra, a gorgeous peak north-east of Keswick and my first ever English mountain! I knew then that my two day trip wasn’t enough and that I’d have to return to the area, …

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Bagging The Cheviot

It’s been quite a while since I haveclimbed an English mountain, with the last notable peak I have bagged being the gorgeous Blencathra in the Lake District. For quite a while I’ve had my eye on The Cheviot, the highest point in the Cheviot Hills at the very north of England. A mere 2 miles from the Scottish border, The …

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A Weekend In The Lake District: Bagging Blencathra – Part 2

My motivation for heading to the Lake District wasn’t just for a relaxing break. It was to do something I have never done before: to bag my first English mountain (A Marilyn). Initially, I had planned on going for the biggest mountain England had to offer: Scaffel Pike. However the atrocious weather before my trip had soured me on this …

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A Weekend In The Lake District – Part 1

Have you ever been to the Lake District? If you haven’t you should. You really should. It’s an absolutely gorgeous area and probably my favourite place in England. I have been to the Lake District a few times in my life and it never disappoints. Quaint English villages, beautiful steam trains, dramatic landscapes and sprawling lakes are all standard features …