Sunday, 26 April 2015

River Duddon

The River Duddon flows through one of the most attractive Lakeland valleys, a quiet walkers valley for most of its length, accessed along a narrow and winding road and offering an unusual line of approach to the Coniston fells.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Walk: Flat Fell and Nannycatch

Our latest walk takes us to Flat Fell, which appears to be a largely unexciting fell, but it hides a pleasant surprise on its eastern flanks, where crags overlook the normally quiet valley of Nannycatch, which feels more like it belongs in the Dales or the North York Moors than in the Lakes

Sunday, 12 April 2015

River Calder

The River Calder is one of the quietest of the Lake District's larger rivers, running through an isolated and often empty valley in the western fells.


Farndale is one of my favourite valleys of the North York Moors, a quieter version of its near neighbour Rosedale, a long steep-sided trench cut into the high moors, with a super mix of a gentle valley bottom, steep sides and wild moorland.

Blue Tit

The Blue Tit is a bird feeder favourite and the most common member of the Tit family in the UK.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Seathwaite Tarn

Seathwaite Tarn, off the Duddon Valley, is one of the largest of the tarns, and like many of the larger tarns isn't entirely natural, having been enlarged by the construction of a dam in 1904.