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Ian Wardle's final Nuttall

IAN WARDLE’S NUTTALLS   I finished the Nuttalls in 2018 but my walking partner Ian had 13 summits outstanding. As my hip replacement is only weeks away we embarked on a plan to complete the outstanding summits in just two weeks starting on 1st August. We planned and completed the hills in four…

Creaking Gates along the Prom

Creaking Gates Along the Prom. One of our fit lasses, whilst striding out on The Lancashire Way, made the comment that the sea front North of Bispham had been tastefully strengthened and now made quite a pleasant walk. This caused ears to flap resulting in three of our fit lasses,(Jaqui. Sue F and…

The Nuttalls

  The Nuttalls Over the past few years, along with my walking partner Ian Wardle, I have been bagging the Mountains of England and Wales by John and Anne Nuttall. Our latest trip to the Western Black Mountains on October 23rd 2018 was to Crickhowell. The area is by no means overrun and on our…

Bygone times in Garlieston

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Wainwright's Kendal 2017

The man himself:-  Very young Wainwright, Young Wainwright and his old Mum, Emily                                             Alfred Wainwright The year 1941 saw Hitler making a nuisance of himself in Europe, me making a nuisance of myself by out-scriking all the other brats…

Cycle ride

WEST LANCS LDWA – CYCLING   On Monday 10th October 8 of our members assembled at Parr Hall Farm for a days’ cycling in ‘The Lancashire Lanes’ to be led by Mike Motley.   It was a perfect day of warm, bright sunshine and no wind except for a little on the return leg.   Having set off…

A walk up Black Combe

Gareth had never been up Black Combe before and so, as we were staying not too far away at Flookburgh,it was a good opportunity to give it a go. For the most part we followed a route that Stan had taken us on a few years ago, parking the cars near Silecroft and ascending on a good path up Moor Gill…

Have you registered for 999 text service?

Have you registered your mobile phone for the emergency text service which allows people to text 999 when voice calls cannot be made but there is sufficient signal to send a text? This is often the case on the hills and the system has been used successfully to call out mountain rescue. Heather…

Notice from the Rough Fell Sheep Association

On the hills at this time of year walkers will often see hill lambs sitting on their own - this is normal behaviour for the wilder hill sheep PLEASE DO NOT PICK THEM UP AND MOVE THEM The hill ewes will instinctively 'nest' the lambs who will sit very peacefully while the ewe goes away to graze…