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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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08 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

Exploring the Grampians. Old new discoveries. Checking out an abandoned house, one of many in the Highlands. Light footed on a slowly collapsing bridge.  North of Loch Ness 19.8.12 12:41 am This morning I woke with an Immortal Technique t-shirt … Continue reading

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06 – Lake District and the Scottish Highlands ’13

Hostel in the middle of nowhere. Hiking off track. Coniston from the sky. The Baaaaa-edlands. Fallen villages on the hillsides.  17.8.13 1:37 pm Witch’s Craig Campsite, Stirling. That night, I dreamt that Tony Soprano had come to my house. I … Continue reading

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Lost on the Mountain High

The story of four smokers on Scafell Pike. Sympathy for the stoner. Weed as an exploration enhancing drug. Public perception of marijuana. Deciding who to help. Passive eugenics. Why smoke and travel? The story is this; four guys go up … Continue reading

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05 – Lake District and The Highlands ’13

The river… The woods. Following streams and walls. Discovering a waterfall. Exploring Coniston.  Scotland 11:35 pm Witch’s Craig campsite. Stirling. We left the lane and headed to Coniston to explore. Through lanes with granite-stacked walls at the sides, no particular … Continue reading

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04 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

Countryside in the Lake District. The abandoned swimming pool at Grange-Over-Sands.  A morbid train daydream. Things that stay the same also change, as long as you do. Losing the excitement of Childhood.    17.8.13 10:30 am Torver It’s refreshing to … Continue reading

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03 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

  Conversations in a northern pub. Hope for the cynical. The fall of British Greatness? The Lake District and partying. The Old Man versus Swirl How. An adventure alone becomes isolation in a faraway place.  16.8.13 3:30 am Back roads … Continue reading

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