Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A 2011 Retrospective: Part Two

The latter half of 2012 proved to be just as varied as the early months as far as walks are concerned. Here are a couple of links to some my highlights, enjoy!

High Stile range

This was an amazing walk that took in some of the best views of Buttermere - from the tops of the fells to the waterside path. Our route took us straight up the flank of Fleetwith Pike and then along the tops across to Red Pike (Buttermere) before the steep slide down the scree slopes to return to Buttermere. Read the blog post here.

Scenes from Derwentwater

This was part of my perfect stag weekend. After a busy morning swinging in the trees of the Go Ape course in Grizedale Forest and before an afternoon sampling the refreshments and liveners that are to be had in Keswick, he had a nice leisurely cruise on Derwentwater, taking in views of some of the fells that surround the water. Read the blog post here.

Semer Water

Hidden deep in the Yorkshire Dales, Semer Water is just off beaten track, in Raydale, near Wensleydale, yet far enough to mean that it wasn't too busy. I got to enjoy a Summer's walk around this beautiful natural lake barely encountering another soul. Read the blog post here.

Langdale Pikes

This walk is about as classic Lakeland as you can get. Driving from Ambleside to the car park near the New Dungeon Ghyll  Hotel through Great Langdale, then heading up to the craggy heights of Harrison Stickle, Pike O'Stickle and Loft Crag for a fantastic quick Langdale round. Read the blog post here.


Diminutive Binsey is the Lake District's final frontier to the north. Although it is an easy walk, it is greatly rewarding, offering views all round to the Skiddaw Fells, the Ulldale fells, Bassenthwaite Lake, the Solway Firth and Scotland beyond, and the plains between the Lakes and the Pennines. Read the blog post here.

Fewston Reservoir

Fewston and Swinsty are two reservoirs located to the north of Otley, close to the fantastically named Blubberhouses. These is one of my pal Jase's favourite spots to come for a walk and I was glad he introduced me to them! Read the blog post here.

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