Saturday, 28 February 2015

Pike, Two Lads and Winter Hill - Saturday 28th February

 

Really feels this week that the worst of winter is behind us, longer days and today’s run over the moors although grey was very mild.  Just under ten miles to help the recovery, with everybody carrying a bit of a niggle either that or saving themselves for events later on today or tomorrow.  The lack of miles on my part has taken it’s toll on stamina and speed, but hopefully that will return over the weeks ahead Smile

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Up through Lord Leverhulme’s Japanese Gardens

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Steps down through the Gardens

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Waiting for Ed

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Out along the fire road

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Brook

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Pike in the distance behind sheep

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Aspull Farms - Saturday 21st February

 

A gentle local run around our local farms today as I recover from a pretty nasty head cold which unfortunately I’ve passed on to Ian.  Lucky to get out in between hail and snow showers in that bright sunshine that you only get in these conditions.  The fields are ploughed and ready for the new season of crops and the land is beginning to warm up despite the snow flurries.  Cobwebs blown away and feeling much better for getting out and about Smile

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Ploughed fields

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Sunshine on the rather idiosyncratic garages on my route

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Tools of the trade

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Track up to the old barn

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Vintage farm machinery

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Taylor’s Farm

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Locked

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Duck Pond

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Amble - Saturday14th February

 

A gentle run around the short route (16 miles) of the Anglezarke Amble, first time I haven’t done the whole route (24 miles) but given current level of fitness an outbreak of common sense prevailed.  Great conditions if a little windy on the first climb up to Rivington Pike – great to catch up with lots of friends at the end.

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Into the cloud on the Mast Road, Winter Hill

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Mountain Rescue – on Winter Hill

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Longworth Road

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Looking back to Belmont village

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Raynet supporting the event

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Dappled sunshine on the moors

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Witton Weavers Way

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Back on the Hill - Saturday 7th February

 

First time back on the hill with the Saturday Squad since before surgery in December and it was great.  Just under twelve miles at a fairly leisurely pace visiting Rivington Pike, Two Lads, Winter Hill summit, down to Hordern Stoops and over to Great Hill and the run in over Round Loaf and it’s ancient tumulus via Lead Mines Clough. 

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At the Pike

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On Two Lads with the Pike in the background

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Heading to Winter Hill

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Picking our way over the ice on the Mast Road on Winter Hill – nice Smile

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Around Troutbeck

A fine day on the fells from Kirkstone Pass with our good friend Keith in icy conditions with some snow on the higher fells.  A grand day out : )

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Looking down to Windermere from Baystones Summit (Wansfell)

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Kirkstone Inn with Red Screes behind

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Climbing up to St Ravens Edge from Kirkstone Pass

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Along St Ravens Edge with Caudale moor and then High Street to the right

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Looking east to the Kentmere Fells

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Heading down to Troutbeck

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Looking at the eastern side of the Kentmere Horse Shoe

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On Troutbeck Tongue

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Troutbeck Tongue summit

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Clapper bridge across Trout Beck

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Heading onto Hart Crag

 

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Heading back down to Kirkstone Pass from St Raven Edge