Category

Cumbria

Along the Limestone Pavements
Cumbria

Along the Limestone Pavements

Appleby to Orton - 11 May 2019 We last walked along the limestone pavements in September 2015 although that was from Orton to Appleby. The last time we walked from Appleby was in August 2008 and that seems a long time ago. The limestone pavements lie between the villages of Great Asby and Orton with the highest point being called…
Read More
Out there somewhere
Cumbria

A Walk to the Village by the Long Ford

Armathwaite to Langwathby - 29 September 2018 Well, here's an unusual one. When we put the programme together last year someone suggested the village of Langwathby as a finish, okay but where do we start from? Well, we could come down the M6 from Carlisle and turn off at the A6 junction and get to Armathwaite. So here we are in…
Read More
week 2 featured image
Cumbria

South to Alston

Lambley to Alston - 20 January 2018 South to Alston does not have the same ring to it as North to Alaska but unfortunately, the local coach company does have Alaska on its itinerary so Alston will have to do. Does anyone remember North to Alaska it was both a song and a film the song being the lead into…
Read More
week 23 featured image
Cumbria

Long Time Coming Back

Brampton Circulars - 11 November 2017 Way back in 2009 we did Greenhead to Brampton as a set of routes and since then we have probably been along the A69 road any number of times and gone straight past the A6071 turn off that leads into Brampton without once thinking about visiting the place again. But here we are some…
Read More
week 18 featured image
Cumbria

Get in Before the Taggy Man Comes

Garsdale Head to Kirkby Stephen - 2 September 2017 The second of three trips into Cumbria this year finds us going south to Garsdale Head using the B6259 road and then heading back towards Kirkby Stephen hopefully long before 8.00pm. Why would you want to get back before 8.00pm? Because in local legend if you didn't there was a good chance that the taggy man might get you. At St Stephen's Parish Church…
Read More
Cumbria

Up and Over

Dufton Circulars - 10 June 2017 If the 7.5-mile route from the last walk had continued up the valley from Garrigill on the South Tyne Trail it would have gone up and over the start of the River Tees and continued downhill via the Pennine Way to Dufton.  As it happened we found the pub had closed in Garrigill so we…
Read More