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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Almost Bow Fell – A Windy Day Out

During the last months of 2017, I made plans to get up to the Lakes for a solo walk.  I’m pretty cautious regarding the weather when I go on my own, and it seemed that every time I made plans to go, near gale force winds were forecast and I would end up cancelling at the last minute.  After the third time of postponing it occurred to me that I didn’t actually know what it felt like to walk in 30 – 40 miles per hour winds.  After a chat with Rick, I decided I would head up anyway.  If it was too windy for me to feel safe, I would turn back and take myself for a nice low level wander somewhere.

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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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