The Dales Way, Day 5: Burneside to Bowness-On-Windermere (10 miles)

Leaving Kendal, I journeyed back towards Burneside (incidentally, this is pronounced 'Burny-side' not 'Burn-side' like I'd been jabbering). The route onwards went along the River Kent along organised paths on the edges of fields to the next village of Bowston. The sun was bright and orange this morning, far more encouraging than yesterday, and shimmered … Continue reading The Dales Way, Day 5: Burneside to Bowness-On-Windermere (10 miles)

The Bothy Code

The Mountain Bothies Association has formally reopened the bothies again! As we currently exist in a tenuous ebb of a worldwide pandemic, it is even more important that we respect the code of use that surrounds the bothies. Admittedly, it may not have crossed all of our minds that they were formally closed (after all, … Continue reading The Bothy Code

The Cumbria Way – Day 3: Keswick to Chapel Stile

There was a pink, candyfloss sky sweeping around me as I left the barn at 0500. As I walked a footpath to a lane, jumped a stile, and walked another, the pinkness deepened and then waned again as the sun stretched up and I got back to Keswick, walked a few streets, posted my postcards, … Continue reading The Cumbria Way – Day 3: Keswick to Chapel Stile

The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

The county of Cumbria has been on quite the global journey in the last 500 million years. Back then it sat, along with the rest of England and Wales, in the landmass of Avalonia that floated around the South Pole. Scotland and Northern Ireland were quite separate; lying somewhere near the equator as part of … Continue reading The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List