Bagging Lists !!

Welsh 3000 footers .............................. 8 / 13

Wainwrights .......................................... 31/ 214

What I've been up to !

The new year has come and gone and Matthew just informed me that he has only 8 weeks of school left before he starts his GCSE exams, how time flies, nearly 16 and already thinking of his first car !!!

Not much activity recently due to the severe weather, a little laziness and shift work!! However I had some shifts cancelled and got out to the Lakes before the snow left us and what a great day it was.

Much is planned for the year, completing my Welsh 3000ft bagging and plenty more in the lakes based around the Wainwright list.

Onwards and upwards as they say !!

My favourite place

derwent water

I started my walking again last year and in Wales, (see below) but recently my walking has bee in the Lake District.

I still think that this is one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles, not that I have been to them all, but I just love it. The walking is varied and the scenery breath taking.

sharp edge

I have not been walking on Scotland yet but believe it is just as nice but for now the Lakes is still my favourite destination. It does help having it only one hour ish away and parents on it's doorster in the Lune Valley for tea afterwards!!

lingmoor fell

Lots and lots still to do up there !!

Walking in Wales

Until quite recently I had not done any serious walking in Wales but when I joined a walking forum it became obvious how popular it was. My view on Wales, and probably what put me off, was the constant rain forecasts over the mountains and most of my walking therefore took place in the Lakes. How surprised I was when I went into Wales on my first 3 walks and had sunshine !!!


The thing I like the most about Snowdonia in particular is the rocky nature of the mountains which gives easy access to lots of scrambling. This not only adds a thrill to the ascent, but gets a lot of the height out of the way quickly without the usual long slog to the top.

me on Crib Goch ridge

I enjoy big, tall walks anywhere as there is a personal challenge in getting to the summit of tall peaks, and the sense of achievement is so much more than a lower level walk however different scenery make all walks individually enjoyable. With this in mind, my walks are based around the Welsh 3000 ft peaks and fortunately they can be grouped together into day walks done over three or four trips. Some of these I have already done at the time of writing, and some trips are on my wish list for the coming year, but all will be revisited due to the sheer enjoyment I had on the walks.