Keswick Mountain Festival and 3 Peaks Challenge – Cat Bells X Walla Crag X Latrigg

Keswick Mountain Festival and 3 Peaks Challenge – Cat Bells X Walla Crag X Latrigg

If you'd spoken to me this time 10 years ago, I had no real hobbies. I had just left the cadet force (the only real activity I did outside of education), and very quickly descended into the typical spin-cycle of the day to day grind. It's genuinely ridiculous how we often pride ourselves with how [...]

Tracing Routes of Old – Upper Derwent Valley X Lost Lad X New Years Day 2021

Tracing Routes of Old – Upper Derwent Valley X Lost Lad X New Years Day 2021

Same route, very different feel.  Most of us commute to work. The same route, every day, in every season, rain or shine. After a fair number of times navigating these routes, you become accustomed to it and everything about it – I’m pretty sure I could drive to work blindfolded after 9 year in the [...]

Maesglase Cliff Walk

Maesglase Cliff Walk

Oh so close to freedom. Sometimes, just sometimes, the British weather gives way to something a little more exotic. With our seasons seemingly blending into one another year on year, the thought of clear skies, still air and unlimited visibility in the height of October isn’t as far-fetched as one may think.  Occasionally, I enjoy [...]

The Carneddau

The Carneddau

A route full of hidden challenges, views and many, many pats on the back.  There are loads of benefits to starting your day early; More meaningful hours in the day, quieter shops and roads and just an all-round feeling of wellbeing. But for me, it’s the sunrise.  During the winter, most of us are lucky [...]