Wanderings

Some Lake District Classic Routes

The Fairfield Horseshoe
The Kentmere Horseshoe
The Coledale Horseshoe
The Mosedale Horseshoe
Crinkle Crags & Bowfell

A Selection of More Challenging Routes

Scafell

: via Foxes Tarn Gully
: via Lords Rake

Climbers Traverse on Bowfell
: from The Band
: from the Band in Winter with my 9 year old lad
: from Three Tarns
: from Three Tarn in better weather !

Sharp Edge on Blencathra
: A Winter Assault

Jacks Rake on Pavey Ark
: from Grasmere
: from New Dungeon Ghyll

Striding Edge, Helvellyn  
: Summer
: Winter
: The classic route over Striding Edge and Swirral Edge in Winter

Grib Goch, Snowdon
: from Pen-Y-Pass

A Selection of Great 'Short' Family Fell Walks

: Helm Crag (the lion and the lamb) from Grasmere
  A lakeland 'must' and a great introduction to fell walking. Easy walk 2-3 hours.

: Lingmoor Fell from Old Dungeon Ghyll
  Easy scrambling (optional), great views, a tarn and a mountain stream paddle : 4-5    
  hours

: Silver How from Grasmere
  A lovely fell with brilliant views, very easy : 2-3 hours

: A Circuit of Little Langdale
  One of my favourite low level walks. An easy 4-5 hours with great scenery, lots of         
  paddling places and a pub en route 

A Selection of Day Hikes

Lake District

6 Soggy Wainwrights around Bleaberry Fell
Date: 19th May 2017
Start/Finish: Ashness Bridge, Derwent Water
Wainwrights: Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, Raven Crag, Armboth Fell, High Tove
Distance: 12 miles
Height Gained: 3222 feet
Time Taken: 7 hours with plenty of brew stops


A Circuit of Far Eastern Fells
Date: 8th March 2017
Start/Finish: Howtown
Wainwrights: Steel Knotts, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Beda Fell
Distance: 13.4 Miles
Height Gained: 3904 feet
Time Taken: 7 1/2 hours


A Bessyboot Bimble
Date: 24th Feb 2017
Start/Finish: Seatoller
Wainwrights: Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)
Distance: 7 Miles
Height Gained: 2746 feet
Time Taken: 5 Hours


A Skelwith Saunter: Black Fell and Holme Fell
Date: 20th May 2016
Start/Finnish: Skelwith Bridge
Wainwrights: Black Fell & Holme Fell
Distance: 8.1 Miles
Height Gained: 2013 feet
Time Taken: 5 hours

Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge in Winter
Date: 27th Feb 2016
Start/Finnish: Patterdale
Wainwrights: Helvellyn, Catstye Cam
Hight Gained: 3120 feet
Distance: 7.6 Miles
Time Taken: 6 Hours

Mopping up the Eastern Fells 
Date: 19th June 2015 
Start/Finnish: Patterdale 
Wainwrights: Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn,
   Catstye Cam. 
Height Gained: 5224 feet 
Distance: 12 Miles 
Time Taken: 9 hours

A Winter Hike in the Coniston Fells 
Date : 30th January 2015
Start/End : Coniston Village
Wainwrights : Dow Crag, Old Man of Coniston 
Distance : 8.8 miles  (14.2km) 
Height Gained : 2861 feet  (872 meters)
Time Taken : 6 and 1/2 hours

Lingmoor Fell : A Dad & Lad Hike 
Date: 24th August 2014 
Start/Finish: Old Dungeon Ghyll 
Wainwrights: just Lingmoor Fell  
Distance: 4.5 Miles 
Height Gained: 1719 feet 
Time Taken: a very leisurely 5 hours

A Dad & Little Lad Hike : Silver How from Grasmere
Date : 30th July 2014  
Start/Finish : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Silver How 
Distance : 3.5 miles 
Height Gained : 1158 feet 
Time Taken : 3 hours (including a summit picnic and ice cream in Grasmere)
Social Hiking Map : click here

Crinkle Crags & Bowfell (via climbers traverse) 
Date : 11th July 2014
Start/End : Old Dungeon Gill
Wainwrights : Crinkle Crags & Bowfell
Distance : 9.6 miles (15.5km)
Height Gained : 3600 feet (1097 meters)
Time Taken : a leisurely 8.5 hours 
Social Hiking Map : click here

Red Screes et al from Brothers Water 
Date : 30th May 2014
Start/End : Brothers Water 
Wainwrights : High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Middle Dodd 
Distance : 5.6 miles (9 km)
Height Gained : 2766 feet (843 meters)
Social Hiking Map : click here

High Raise et al from Grasmere
Date: 27th March 2013
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwright's: Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise (2500 feet), Sergeant Man, Tarn Crag
Distance: 12.7 miles (20.4 km)
Height Gained: 3658 feet (1115 m)
Time Taken: 7 1/2 hours
Social Hiking Map: click here

A Helvellyn Round from Glenridding
Date: 14th March 2014
Start/End : Glenridding
Wainwrights: Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Sheffield Pike, Glenridding Dodd.
Distance: 10.4 miles (16.7km)
Height Gained: 4009 feet (1222 meters)
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Gowbarrow Fell & the Mell's
Date: 17th January 2014  
Start/End : Ullswater
Wainwright's: Gowbarrow Fell (1579ft), Great Mell Fell (1762ft), Little Mell Fell (1657ft).
Distance: 13.5 miles (21.7km)  
Height Gained: 3821 feet (1165)  
Time Taken: 8 hours 50 mins  
Social Hiking Link: click here

Mopping up the Far Eastern Fells
Date: 1st November 2013  
Start/End : Troutbeck
Wainwrights: Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Gray Crag, Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike), Hartsop Dodd  
Distance: 14.8 miles (23.8km)  
Height Gained: 4349 feet (1325m)

A Circuit of 12 Wainwright's from Howtown, Ulverston 
Date : 4th May 2013
Start/End : Howtown
Wainwrights : Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Brock Crags, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Hallin Fell 
Distance : 30 km (18.6 miles) 
Height Gained : 1436 m (4711 feet) 
Time taken : 11 Hours  

Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree & Selside Pike  
Date : 11th April 2013 
Start / Finish : Sadgill   
Wainwrights: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree, Selside Pike 
Height Gained : 2900 feet 
Distance : 9.2 miles
Kentmere Horseshoe 
Date : 30th March 2013  
Start/End : Kentmere
Wainwright's : Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts.  
Distance : 20.1 km (12.5 miles)
Height Gained : 1142 m (3748 feet) 

Wansfell, Sour Howes & Sallows 
Date : 16th March 2013
Start/End : 1) from Troutbeck to Wansfell   2) from troutbeck to Sour Howes & Sallows 
Wainwrights : Wansfell (Baystones), Sour Howes, Sallows
Distance : Total = 14.87 km (9.24.miles) 
Height Gained : Total = 800 m (2357 feet)
Date : 2nd March 2013
Start/End : From Hause Farm, near Howtown
Wainwrights : Beda Fell, Angletarn PIkes, Place Fell
Distance : 13 km (8.07 miles)   
Height gained : 780 m (2560 feet) 
 

The Fairfield Horseshoe in Winter 
Date : 3rd February 2012   
Start/Finish : Ambleside 
Wainwrights : Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar   
Distance : 11 Miles 
Height Gained : 3523 feet

A Cold day on Cold Pike 
Date: 19th Jan 2013 
Start / Finish : Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale Valley. 
Wainwrights : Cold Pike (2300 feet) 
Height Gained : 2005 feet 
Distance : 5.4 miles
  
Glaramara & Great Gable from Seatoller 
Date : June 29th 2011 
Start/Finish : Seatoller 
Wainwrights : Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts 
Distance : 10.5 Miles 
Height Gained : 4400 feet

The Langdale Pikes from New Dungeon Ghyll 
Date : 10th April 2011
Start/Finish : New Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Pavey Ark (2297 ft), Harrison Stickle (2415 ft)
Distance : 3.5 Miles
Height Gained : 2074 feet

Blencathra via Sharp Edge - A Winter Assault 
Date : 8th February 2011
Start/Finish : Scales
Wainwrights : Blencathra (2848 feet)
Distance : 5 Miles
Height Gained : 2189 feet

Langdale to Scafell Pike - a long hike
Date: 19th October 2010
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights: Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Great End, Rossett Pike
Distance: 20.8km (13 miles)
Height Gained: 1622 meters (5323 feet)
Time Taken: 8 hours 

A Coniston Round 
Date : 30th September 2010 
Start/End : Coniston Village 
Wainwrights : Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam 
Distance : 10.5 Miles 
Height Gained : 4214 feet

High Street from Mardale Head & 2 Tales of Woe!  
Date : 13th July 2010 
Start/End : Mardale Head, Haweswater 
Wainwrights: Kidsty Pike, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell 
Distance : 9.5 miles 
Height Gained : 3563 feet

Helvellyn via Striding Edge 
Date : 2nd June 2010 
Start/End : Patterdale 
Wainwrights : Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, White Side, Raise. 
Distance : 12.6 Miles
Height Gained : 4210 feet

The Langdale Pikes from Grasmere 
Date : 16th March 2010
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwrights : Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Blea Rigg.
Distance : 12 miles (19.3km)
Height Gained : 3425 feet (1044 meters)
Time Taken : 8.5 hours

Pike O'Blisco 
Date : 26th January 2010
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Pike O'Blisco
Distance : 6.2 miles
Height Gained : 2284 feet

Crinkle Crags & Bowfell via Climbers Traverse
Date : 31st July 2009
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Crinkle Crags, Bowfell
Distance : 8.13 miles (13.1km)
Height Gained : 3528 feet (1075 meters)
Time Taken : 4.5 hours

Fairfield & Seat Sandal
Date : 30th May 2009
Start/End : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Seat Sandal
Distance : 6.7 miles (10.8km)
Height Gained : 3168 feet (966 meters)
Time Taken : About 4 hours


The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale
Date : 21st April 2009 
Start/End : Patterdale, Ullswater
Wainwrights : Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag
Distance : 8.9 miles (14.4km)
Height Gained : 3377 feet (1029 meters)
Time Taken : about 5 hours (due to dismal visibility)
 
Fairfield from Grasmere 
Date : 9th March 2009
Start/End : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield.
Distance : 6.5 miles  (10.5 km)
Height Gained : 2758 feet (841 meters)
Time Taken : 3 hours

Helm Crag to Calf Crag
Date : 20th Feb 2009
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwright's : Helm Crag (the lion and the lamb), Gibson Knott, Calf Crag.
Distance : 7.5 miles  (12.1km)
Height Gained : 2011 feet  (613 Meters)
Time taken : About 3 hours


Snowdonia

Crib Goch & Snowdon from Pen-Y-Pass
Date: 30th May 2013  
Start/End : Pen-y-Pass
Peak Heights: Crib Goch arĂȘte 923m (3028 feet), Garnedd Ugain 1065m (3494 feet), Snowdon 1085m (3560 feet)  
Distance: 7.4 miles (11.9 km)   
Height gained: 1038m (3406 feet)  
Time taken: 5 hours

Snowdon via the Watkin Path 
Date : 11th September 2009
Route : Ascent of Snowdon via the Watkin path and back over the south ridge
Distance : 8 miles (12.9km)
Height Gained : 3583 (1092 meters)
Time Taken : 7 hours

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