Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Hill in the Middle

Positioned at what must be about the centre of the Lake District, Fleetwith Pike holds a commanding position at the top of the Buttermere Valley.  It’s a steep climb from the valley floor with a few false summits along the … Continue reading

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Footprints in the snow

Quite by chance we have managed to walk in the Simnonside hills on pretty much the same weekend for three years in a row.  This year the weather was distinctly more wintry with deep blown snow on the plateaux.  Rather … Continue reading

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Prepared for winter

It was a beautiful sunny December morning but the icy north-westerly wind hinted that winter really had arrived.  The low sunlight picked out all the lumps and bumps in the fields, old field boundaries, terraces and trackways picked out in … Continue reading

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