Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Lake District

  • Skiddaw House

    Skiddaw House

    In the Lakes yesterday, Back o’Skiddaw. Stayed at Skiddaw House. No wifi, no mobile reception, no mains electricity, a great place.

  • Binsey


    After two good days training in the Lakes with the North East Junior Orienteering Squad, horrendous weather was forecast for today. Headed to Binsey for an event hoping to finsh before the weather broke. Binsey is the most northernly Wainwright fell. An isolated 447m high hill a few miles north of Bassenthwaite Lake. Wainwright describes it as “the odd man […]

  • Tarn Hows

    Tarn Hows

    One of the jewels of the Lake District. Originally three tarns that were dammed into one in Victorian times.

  • Great Tower Plantation

    Great Tower Plantation

    In the Lakes for the weekend. This is the high point of Great Tower Plantation, a small remnant of oak woodland used as a Scouts activity centre, looking north to Windermere, the largest of the England Lakes. All the high fells are in cloud.

  • Brotherswater


    Brotherswater is named after two brothers who drowned in there on New Year’s Day 1812 whilst skating on the frozen lake. Before that the lake was known as Broad Water. ‘Water’ of course comes from ‘vatn’ a Norse word for a lake.

  • Angle Tarn

    Angle Tarn

    Over in Patterdale, in the Lakes.