Wainwright Walk 8 – Return to the Kentmere Round

Around nine months after first walking the Kentmere Round, I found myself back in the South Lakes ready to walk those hills again.  This time, I was with Sarah and her gorgeous rescue staffie, Chester, a.k.a. Chester the Adventure Dog.  On my first wander over the Kentmere Round, Kathryn and I added in High Street (the route of which you can read in more detail here).  Today, we would follow more or less the same paths, except instead of High Street, we would add on Gray Crag instead.

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Wainwright Walk 7 – High Rigg

After our day out on Cat Bells, we were keen to get back to the Lakes for another walking adventure.  This time, Daddy and the dawgs were coming with us which left us with a dilemma – where to take our reactive Rocky on a bank holiday weekend.  Ideally we needed a fell that was not too high for little legs, and not too far to travel for a day trip.  At 357 metres and just off the A591, High Rigg fit the bill perfectly.

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Wainwright Walk 4 – Kentmere Round Plus One

At the end of August, I was really excited to be out in the Lakes with my lovely friend Kathryn again.  Back before our children arrived, we had volunteered with Fix the Fells together, regularly making the journey up the M6 to spend the day with brilliant, passionate people repairing or maintaining the upland paths.  (You can find out more about the great work they do here.)  This time, our destination was Kentmere, to try and tackle the “more challenging than we had walked in ages” Kentmere Round.

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Wainright Walk 3 – Gowbarrow Fell

With lovely weather forecast for the weekend, we decided we would visit the Lake District once more, to bag another Wainwright with Rowan.  After a bit of research using the trusty Wainwright pictorial guides and the brilliant Hillbagging website, we decided to tackle Gowbarrow Fell.  The walk we had planned was slightly shorter than our previous Wainwright walk, but included more of a climb so I was expecting it to be a bit of challenge for Rowan’s little legs.

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Wainright Walk 2 – Black Fell

After a five year break, it’s my second Wainwright walk in as many weeks, this time with the whole family.  As Rowan has been not just managing, but truly enjoying every walk we have been on, we decided we would make the drive to the Lake District so he could tackle his first Wainwright.  Black Fell (with it’s very heavy metal name) was to be our destination, chosen for its diminutive height yet fabulous views, with a South Lakes location making for an easier drive from Manchester.  Continue reading