Archives for October 2008

Tilberthwaite Quarry

May 20, 2008 With the weather still holding (it’s colder but not raining), we headed up to Tilberthwaite at 2pm on Sunday. The turning is a couple of miles north of Coniston village, and another mile or so up the road you’ll find a roadside car park.  From there it’s a short walk in to […]

Riding Schools In The Lake District

Paid a visit to Moat Farm Equestrian Centre at Aldingham on Saturday in part to take some photos as I’m building a website for them. They were holding a clear round jumping competition in their indoor riding school. Despite the bad weather (elsewhere in the lakes mountain marathon competitors were stranded near Honister Pass) the […]

Raven Crag Walthwaite and The Wainwright Inn

May 19, 2008 When the weather is good in the lake district we have to take advantage, and so on Thursday evening after work I fetched up at Raven Crag at Walthwaite. To get there head for Langdale (a left turn off the Coniston to Ambleside road) go straight on at the Brittania pub at […]

Raven Crag Langdale

May 15, 2008 We decided last week that if the weather was ok we’d head to Raven Crag Langdale around 4pm in the afternoon. The weather was great so 4 of us set off, with another three people due to rendevouz with us at the crag. On the way there I realised that I’d left […]

Borrowdale Climbing Weekend

May 12, 2008 Headed off to Borrowdale after work on Friday, hoping that the good weather would hold. Pitched the tents at Stonethwaite Campsite, then cycled to the Riverside Bar at the Scafell Hotel for some food and beer. I had a burger which was excellent served with a well dressed salad, and home made […]

The Walney to Carlisle Scenic Route

May 8, 2008 One of our climbing crew pilots a private plane (a 1966 Piper) from the beyond (that’s south of Lancaster) to the lakes, when the weather is suitable. Today I was invited to join him on a flight over the lake district. We left Walney airport around 2pm and followed the coast past […]