High Rigg

An evening walk up a smaller fell but giving it a bit of respect. Rather than just and up and back from the church at the bottom of the hill we decided to park in a layby beside the A591 and walk along the base before ascending from the church as normal. Weather was warm…

Coniston Old Man

I think it’s fair to say that the Old Man was the first mountain I knew the name of. I don’t know why but it was. So this was a bit of a pilgrimage for me and parking at the end of Walna Scar road I was excited. We set off in good sun but…

Little Mell Fell

A much derided little fell this one, however for me it has its place. For those of us that have to drive hundreds of miles to get to The Lakes, fells such as Little Mell have something that loftier mountains cannot offer and that’s a quick walk to stretch the legs whilst bagging a Wainwright…

Penn Beacon and Shell Top

Day off work and time for a walk, decision made on an ascent of Penn Beacon and adding on Shell Top for good measure. A good track from Quick Bridge takes you to open moorland just beyond the Lee Moor clay pits, before heading up steeply. Once on top the views are good especially over…

Great Mis Tor

Time a quick walk somewhere in the Princetown area and we plumped this time for Great Mis Tor, not too far and with the easy track no need for map reading. For some reason each time I’ve been up on this tor it has never been overly warm, again today despite it being July a…

All around the mast

The mast on North Hessary Tor has to be one of the most recognisable landmarks in any of our National Parks, it certainly is on Dartmoor. This walk is an easy 4 mile circuit with only one real climb up to the mast itself, with the majority of the rest of the walk on old…

Yes Tor and High Willhays

When you start walking hills and mountains, it is always the highest that draw you. South of the Peak District the highest is High Willhays and today was the day for us to attempt an ascent. The weather did its best to put us off but we made it round without to many problems and…

Down Tor Stone Row

A day off work and a chance to get out for a walk, not too far from home but this is a first visit to the stone row at Down Tor and fine example of its type. Another chance to climb my first ever tor of Down Tor and one of my favourites. Plenty of…

Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

A lovely day and time for a quick walk to Ditsworthy Warren house and back via the Eylesbarrow tin mine track. As it was such a nice day there was time for a well earned ice cream from Cadover Bridge!

Padstow

Day out in Padstow meant fish and chips and a chance to walk off the calories! Stepper Point is a lovely walk from Padstow and the lookout station at the point were nice enough to invite us in and show the boys all the radars!