Sunday, 22 December 2013

Brandreth and Brim Fell

Two less well known fells this week - Brandreth at the head of Ennerdale, overshadowed by Haystacks and Great Gable and Brim Fell, overshadowed by the Old Man of Coniston.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Walk from Hawkshead to Black Crag

The walk from Hawkshead to Black Crag takes us past Tarn Howes to a splendid viewpoint, especially for Little Langdale, which is seen at full length.

Church of St Michael's, Coxwold

The church of St Michael's, Coxwold, sits at the western end of the village. The current church was built in 1420-30 and is an unusually elegant church for the area, with a most impressive octagonal tower.

Bow Fell and Bowness Knott

Once again we cover very different fells, this time the impressive Bow Fell and the lovely Bowness Knott overlooking Ennerdale.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Blencathra and Boat How

Two very different fells today - Blencathra in the north-east of the Lakes and Boat How between Miterdale and Eskdale.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Walk in Upper Duddon

This walk in the Upper Duddon takes us from the quiet heart of the valley up to the busy Wrynose-Hardknott road, following the Duddon itself for most of the route.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Black Combe and Blake Fell

Back to the Fell Guide today, with Black Combe, the only coastal fell and Blake Fell, one of the best of the far western fells.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Allen Crags and Barrow

Two rather different fells this week - grassy Barrow in the Newlands valley and rocky Allen Crags at the southern end of Borrowdale

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Scafell Pike via Lingmell

Today we add one of the quickest ways up Scafell Pike, via Lingmell from Wasdale Head.


Coxwold is a small attractive village on the south-western edge of the North York Moors, sitting just inside the boundaries of the National Park.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Broad Crag and Ill Crag

We complete our series on the Scafell range with Broad Crag and Ill Crag, both over 3,000ft but normally not seen as fells in their own rights.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Pillar and Seatallan

We continue with Pillar and Seatallan, two of the western fells but of very different characters.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Scafell Pike and Middle Fell

Next we cover two very different Wasdale fells - the tallest mountain in England, Scafell Pike and Middle Fell, a much smaller fell on the western edge of the valley

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

New fells guide - Kirk Fell, Scoat Fell

Today We are now opening a guide to the individual fells of the Lake District, starting with a Wasdale index and articles on Kirk Fell and Scoat Fell

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Our 100th walk in the Lakes heads up Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head along the easiest of the three main routes up the fell.

New pictures of Lake District

Today at Storm-crow we add eighteen new pictures of the Lake District

Ingleby Greenhow

Ingleby Greenhow is an attractive village at the entrance to Greenhow Bottom, a dramatic valley that cuts into the northern edge of the North York Moors. The village is bordered by the steep escarpment at the edge of the moors to the east and south, with Round Hill, the highest point on the Moors, due south of the village.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Stickle Pike from Ulpha

This is a lovely short walk that takes us from Ulpha up to the minature summit of Stickle Pike, a super viewpoint with contrasting views of the high fells to the north and the more gentle fells towards Cumbria's coast to the south.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Hawkshead to Wray Castle

This medium length walk takes us from the pretty but busy village of Hawkshead to the unusual National Trust house of Wray Castle, using a series of surprisingly quiet footpaths that take us past Blelham Tarn.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Boundary Stone by Grace Gant

Our sixth story, The Boundary Stone by Grace Gant, explores the world of a whole new set of characters, as they deal with a crisis in Parsnip Park

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Around Place Fell

This walk takes us all around Place Fell, including a full-length walk along Bore Dale and the delightful Ullswater coastal path.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Ascent of Latterbarrow, Windermere

This ascent of Latterbarrow is slightly longer than the normal route from Hawkshead and takes us until the woods on the western shore of Windermere before we finally reach the summit of Latterbarrow from the north-east.

Marske: Winkies Castle Folk Museum

Marske-by-the-Sea is positioned between Redcar and Saltburn on the east coast.  On a recent visit I discovered a hidden treasure at Marske: Winkies Castle Folk Museum.

Hihh Rigg & St Johns in the Vale

This delightful walk takes us up High Rigg, the fell between the valley of St John's in the Vale and the main Ambleside-Keswick road.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Ascent of Black Combe

This walk takes us up Black Combe, which is notable for two reasons - it is the southernmost of the Lakeland fells and it is the only really coastal fell (it just falls short of the 2,000ft required for mountain status)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Town End and Troutbeck

This is our first walk starting from a Youth Hostel, and visits Town End, the southern end of Troutbeck village, before heading across the fell side to find splendid views down Windermere and up to Wansfell Pike.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Walk along the base of the Wastwater Screes

The walk along the base of the Wastwater Screes is a Lake District classic. Here we combine it with a return trip along Illgill Head and Whin Rigg to see the screes from above and below

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Walk: Swainby Shooting House

This walk heads up onto the ridge of high ground that guards the entrance to isolated Scugdale, before heading into the heart of the moors above the sources of the River Rye, visiting the equally isolated Swainby Shooting House

Walk: Green Crag

Green Crag sits just back from Eskdale, and isn't really seen from the valley, but it it a satisfyingly craggy summit, with great views towards the upper reaches of the valley and the circle of mountains that run from Scafell to Crinkle Crags.

Barrow and Stile End

This short but quite steep walk up Barrow and Stile End takes us into the middle of the region of angular grassy fells north of the Newlands valley, an area dominated by the shapely Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike's distinctive profile.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Walk: Blengdale Forest

This short walk visits the surprisingly impressive Blengdale Forest, home of some of the tallest trees in the Lake District.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Robinson from Buttermere

This walk visits the summit of Robinson, one of the main Buttermere fells, using a path that is clearly visible from the village.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Walk: Scafell from Wha House

Scafell from Wha House: This is probably the easiest way up Scafell, and is a comparatively gentle climb for most of the route, following a delightful terrace at first, before crossing a grassy bowl in the middle of dramatic scenery.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Picture Gallery: Robin Hood's Bay

For March we open a picture gallery for Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most attractive coastal villages in the UK.

Walk: Castle Crag

This is our second ascent of Castle Crag, this time combined with a complete circuit of the crag, taking us through the quarries on its eastern slopes.

Walk - Redbrow Bank

This short walk visits a quiet lower summit at the western end of Eskdale, Redbrow Bank, familiar to many who drive over the fell road to Ulpha, but from the lack of clear paths rarely visited on foot.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Walk - Tissington and the Trail

Tissington and the Trail: This is a walk of two halves, starting with a higher level section on Gag Lane, before dropping down to join the Tissington Trail.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Waterhouses and Manifold Valley

This walk at the southern end of the Peak District takes us into quiet hills above the Manifold valley, before returning to Waterhouses along the very popular Manifold Way.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Walk: Eastern Shore of Derwent Water

This walk explores the eastern shores of Derwent Water, using the ferry to reach Lodore, and returning along a mix of footpaths, ledges and roadside paths.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Walk - King's How

This short but steep walk takes us to the summit of King's How, a fantastic viewpoint for Derwent Water and for Borrowdale.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Wheeldale Roman Road picture gallery

We start 2013 at with a gallery of pictures of the Wheeldale Roman Road, some provided by Peter Hanson, who took them while staying at Goathland Youth Hostel in 1951.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Ascent of Binsey

Our first walk for 2013 on Storm-crow is an ascent of Binsey, an outlying northern Lakeland fell with great views along Bassenthwaite and towards Keswick and Borrowdale.

Walk: Walla Crag

This shorter walk takes us to one of the best viewpoints in the Keswick area, on top of Walla Crag, just to the south of the town.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ecton and Manifold Valley

This walk takes us around the northern end of the steep sided section of the Manifold Valley, visiting the summit of Wetton Hill at its southern end before returning along the eastern slopes of Ecton Hill