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The Struggle and The Stars – A stargazing adventure in the Lake District – 3 – The District

12.4.18 12:10 On the clear morning of the 11th, drunk on whisky and high, we started a walk up the Struggle. It was 2:30 am. This road, also known as the Kirkstone Pass, is the highest mountain pass in the … Continue reading

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Risks in high places – 2 – The District

10.4.18 Ambleside It seems to be a universal. The locals here have about as much interest in the fells and lakes as you do in your local heritage museum. The best tips come from people that have moved to the … Continue reading

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Arriving in Ambleside – 1 – The District

The Lake District 7.4.18 13:16 The mission statement is the same as ever; find something beautiful, have an adventure. The journey starts earlier than I’d like it to. Our train leaves Euston a bit after nine. There’s nothing much to … Continue reading

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The Lake District and the Highlands ’13 – Complete Contents Page

The Lake District and the Highlands ’13: Roadtrip  01 – The drive from London to the Lake District. Motorways and advertisements. Power stations and dead cities. Heavy clouds in Yorkshire.  02 – Sleeping in the car. Exploring Ambleside. Any other town in … Continue reading

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02 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

  Sleeping in the car. Exploring Ambleside. Any other town in disguise. Miserable people in the hills. Walls and rubbish. Dancing soldiers. Grange-Over-Sands, a second first impression.  15.8.13 4:16 pm North of Ambleside Slept in the car. A cramped but … Continue reading

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