Quick lakeland wild camp.

Quick lakeland wild camp.

With it being bankholiday weekend we thought we’d make the most of it, pack all our gear into my rucksack and head for a wild camp in the Lake District, We parked up in Seathwaite, walked up the path to Stockley Bridge, turned right and climbed up over Greenhow Knott, followed the path up Styhead Gill to Styhead Tarn before heading up to the stretcher box and then carrying on to Sprinkling Tarn, the weather was gorgeous, the sun was shining and the skies were pretty clear meaning we had some great views on the way up. It took a while to find somewhere to pitch the tent as a lot of the ground was soaking wet or really rocky, when we eventually found somewhere we put our cans of beer and Gin and Tonic in the tarn to cool while we erected the tent. Once the...

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Fairfield Horseshoe Walk

Fairfield Horseshoe Walk

In good weather the Fairfield hoseshoe is one of the most beautiful walking routes in the Lake District, unfortunately for us the weather on this occasion, for the most part was anything but good. Length : 11.4 miles Terrain: Tracks, paths, some steep ascent and descent, Refreshments: Nothing en route but plenty of places in Ambleside and Rydal. Things to look out for: Rydal Mount, Rydal Church, the views from the top. Start/finish: Carpark near Rydal Kit Taken: O/R rucksack, Aku Boots,X-socks airforce 1, X-bionic baselayer pants,  Montane Terra Convert Pant, Berghaus Smoulder Hoodie, Rab Super Dru Jacket, Montain Air Pant, First Aid Kit, Leatherman, Buff, Berghaus Tech T, 2 bottles of water, Iphone, Timex Expedition watch, Petzl Tikka Plus 2,  Garmin GPS...

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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell Walk

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell Walk

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell is not just one of my favourite Lakeland walks, It’s one of my favourite walks anywhere. It’s been a long while since I’d done it so was pleased that I got to pop across and re visit it especially after a day of exploring Coniston, testing a Landrover Defender with a mate and researching the excellent local hostelries (The Black Bull for it’s beer and the Sun Inn for it’s beer and food although not the service). Last time I went up Crinkle Crags and Bowfell I was laden with camping gear, It was early evening in September and I sat and watched the sun go down from the summit of Bowfell before descending down to Angle Tarn to pitch my tent ready to head over to the Langdale Pikes the following day. This time...

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Wildcamping June 2009

One of my many hobbies is hiking and camping, a few years ago we discovered the delights of camping in the wild away from everyone else, since then we try to get out as much as possible. I intend to put short write ups on here with links to the photos, i probably won’t go into much detail as if people want to work out where we were or copy the route then they should be able to figure it out without me describing it too much. Or most recent trip was just a quick trip and was used to acclimatise our friends new boxer puppy, Alfie to the hills and to life in a tent. It started off warm but cloudy, then got misty at the tarn, cleared nicely at 5am but then misted over until 10ish when the sun burnt it off and it got up towards 27 degrees. We completed our walk,...

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