Saturday, 31 May 2014

Fell Guides: Lank Rigg and Latrigg

Quiet Lank Rigg in the western fells and busy Latrigg overlooking Keswick from the foot of Skiddaw are today's fells.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Fell Guides: King's How and Knock Murton

Two of the lower fells today - the delightful King's How at the Jaws of Borrowdale and Knock Murton, one of the fells surrounding Cogra Moss.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Fell Guides: Irton Pike and Kentmere Pike

Two very different 'pikes' today - Irton Pike, which ends the long ridge of high ground south of Wast Water and Kentmere Pike, a rare example of a fell that takes its name from a valley without being at its head.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Yorkshire Wolds

The Yorkshire Wolds are perhaps the most scenic area in England without any legal protection, a area of chalk downs with wide open uplands cut into by winding steep sided valleys.

Fell Guides: Illgill Head and High Street

Two rather different fells today - High Street, the highest fell east of the Kirkstone Pass and Illgill Head, one of the fells above the Wastwater Screes.

Lastingham Abbey

Lastingham Abbey went through two incarnations. It was originally founded in 651-655 during the early days of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England, and was ruled by St. Cedd and then his brother St. Chad. This abbey was ruined by 1066, and a new abbey was founded on the same site in around 1078 by monks from Whitby, but this second foundation was very short-lived and the monks had moved to York by 1086.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Fell Guides: Helvellyn and High Spy

Two of the major fells today - Helvellyn, the third highest of the Lakeland fells, famous for Striding Edge, and High Spy, the highest point in the range that includes Cat Bells.