Saturday, 4 December 2010

Walk to Brackenthwaite Hows

This short walk takes us onto Brackenthwaite Hows, once a famous viewpoint known as being one of the best places to view the Buttermere Fells from

Skelton Castle

Skelton Castle was probably a very large fortress, but it was destroyed late in the eighteenth century, and little is known about its original layout

Great Bear Forest, Canada

We move a bit further afield today, with an article on the Great Bear Forest of Canada and a picture gallery for Canada.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket

This week we add articles on Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket, two villages close to the northern edge of the Lake District.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

The Acrostic

Today we expand our poetry section with an introduction to the Acrostic and our first example of the genre, Pow Hill Bog.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sigston Castle and Harlsey Castle

At we add articles on Sigston Castle and Harlsey Castle, two minor late medieval castles on the western edge of the moors.

Walk up Lank Rigg

At we add a rather different walk, up lonely Lank Rigg overlooking the Calder Valley in the western Lake District

Walk up Rannerdale Knotts

At we add a walk up Rannerdale Knotts, overlooking Crummock Water

Sunday, 1 August 2010

American Mink

The American Mink is a harmful invasive species which has decimated local populations of birds, fish and water voles in areas of the UK

Short walk up Irton Pike

Today we add a short walk up Irton Pike, the western end of the ridge of high ground to the south of Wastwater

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Walk: Southern shores of Loweswater

This week we add a walk that explores the southern shores of Loweswater, from Holme Wood to High Nook Tarn and the edge of the West Cumbrian plains


Rosedale is one of the largest and most impressive valleys in the North York Moors, and the only one of the central dales (Rosedale, Farndale, Bransdale and Bilsdale) to contain a sizable village, Rosedale Abbey

Mountain Hare

The Mountain Hare is the only Hare native to Britian, having been here since the last Ice Age.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Mount Grace Priory - main article

Mount Grace Priory is the best preserved Carthusian Priory in England, and well worth a visit, sitting on the western edge of the North York Moors

Edible Dormouse

This week at Storm-crow we look at the Edible Dormouse, which was probably introduced into Britain in 1902

Across Cow Green Again

This week we post Across Cow Green Again, a poem by Grace Gant that follows on from Across Cow Green

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Wasdale Red Pike and Scoat Fell

Our next walk on takes us up Wasdale Red Pike and Scoat Fell from the shores of Wast Water, returning via one of the quieter valleys that run off the northern banks of the lake

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route

The 40th walk in the Lakes at takes us up Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route, and is now my favourite way up the mountain, visiting an entirely unexpected landscape above Wasdale but below the crags.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Mount Grace Priory

Our newest walk at takes us from Osmotherley to Mount Grace Priory, a walk best suited to National Trust members or to anybody already intending to go to the Priory

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Joseph Foord

Joseph Foord (1714-1788) was a farmer, surveyor and engineer, born in Fadmoor on the Tabular Hills, and who is best known for constructing a series of water races that brought fresh water into a series of dry villages on the limestone hills.

Grey long eared bat

Although very similar to the brown long eared bat the grey long eared bat is one of the rarest of British bats. Thought to be a different form of brown long eared bat it was classified a separate species in central Europe in 1960

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Picture gallery: The Lake District in Winter

This week we add a picture gallery devoted to the Lake District in Winter, showing some of our pictures taken during the recent 'big freeze'

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Green Woodpecker

The Green Woodpecker is a fairly well known bird in most areas of the UK and the largest of the three resident Woodpeckers in Britain

Roseberry Topic

This week at we add an article and picture gallery for Roseberry Topping

Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Skomer Vole

The Skomer Vole is a sub species of the Bank vole and is unique among British Voles in that it lives on an offshore Island, in this case the Island of Skomer in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Mosedale Horseshoe missing Dore Head

Our 37th walk in the Lakes takes us around the Mosedale Horseshoe while avoiding the nasty scramble to Dore Head

Friday, 15 January 2010