An Ennerdale birthday hike

Above Ennerdale

Friend Jon celebrated his 50th by hiring Ennerdale YHA for a sociable, outdoorsy weekend with mates from different times and places in his life. I was part of the Marsden contingent. Or rather, I was part of Marsden contingent One: Marsden Peak Bog Runners (I’m one of 2 exceptions who don’t run) / Friday night pub group. Marsden contingent Two … read more >

Braithwaite and Whinlatter Forest circular hike

Whinlatter Forest walk

We had an autumnal long weekend near Braithwaite, staying at Lanefoot Farm campsite, close to the Whinlatter Forest and the Pass – a great place for a walk more than a fells hike, as we weren’t planning to head up any fells. This was a van weekend, with tourist trips and shopping in Keswick, pub visits and forest mooches planned. … read more >