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A walk with TheRambler

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  1. TheRambler
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    on Saturday I walked the first of the Wainwrights Walks, there are 214 listed summits for me to get too, and so I have set myself a target of 3 years to bag them all. My friend Josephine, who I'm doing the walks with, has decided that if she doesn't do them now she never will. So we have to succeed......no chickening out!

    The first I chose was Loughrigg Fell, it's not huge by any standards but it would be a great test to see if my fitness is up to some of the bigger and longer treks. So here's a few photos I took along the way.

    My first view of the lower reaches

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    The path up

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    Looking down to the tarn

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    The next hill I will be climbing

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    Finally the top....

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    Coming back down is always easier

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    The wandering valley

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    And this is hopefully, weather permitting, this weeks tester.....

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    I hope I haven't bored you all to death.
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    Beautiful! I wish I could walk with you. Thanks so much for sharing!
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    No worries, glad you liked them Marie. Your always welcome if your ever over in wet Old Blighty.
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    I would never come back. :)
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    Lovely walk! I wonder if my science colleague has done it. He loves walking the Exmoor, Dartmoor etc... Keep up with the photos. Only problem I'm getting is a connection error when I look at them! I wonder why?

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    Looks like a great walk! Also getting a connection error??
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    Now Rambler - those are some beautiful pics - but do we have a 'vacation thread' - one that I started a while back in the 'Diner' of another forum - maybe this should be renamed to a more general thread and start some traveling posts? Not sure, but just in case (and not sure if a thread already exists on this forum), I'll post some pics from a recent trip to southwestern North Carolina (my home state in the USA) - a beautiful trip if one enjoys the mountains.

    Pics include mountain views, scenes from the Joyce Kilmer National Forest w/ my wife next a a giant Popular tree, and other wonderful views - we had a 'private' hot tub on the deck that looked out onto those mountains - a daily experience for us! May return soon - just 4 hrs from our home! :)

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    Rambler, just beautiful scenery. Well that's 1 down, 213 to go. Keep the pics coming

    Giradman. The mountains in your photo are just beautiful, and I love those big trees. I've seen the ones in Yosemite and they are spectacular.

    Thank you both.

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    Already planning this Saturdays walk so.........

    ..............pictures to follow.
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    Great pics......I've spent lots of time in the lakes and it is a beautiful place, I've done a bit of ascending there myself albeit in my car!

    It brings back memories of getting stuck in snowdrifts and eating Kendal Mint Cake!

    I'm looking forwards to following this little adventure of yours.

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    I love Kendal Mint Cake!! They now make a brown one which is great when used in coffee!!
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    I seem to recall eating the brown one a few years back. BTW, I used to live in Charlesworth in The High Peak, just across the country in the Peak District......even a city boy such as me can see its beauty!

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    You know, anyone else reading this would be wondering what the brown one is? Only we know what this Kendal Mint Cake is!

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    Found a few photos from last weeks walk over Pendle Hill, this hill lies right behind my house, so I was dropped off at the far side in Barley and off I set.

    It starts here then!?!

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    And my walking partner for the day........

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    It's an easy track up......

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    Looking out over the moors

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    The peak is in sight

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    The reservoir halfway down

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    This is where the water comes out and is oxygenated to help the fish in the stream

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    Looking back at the route down

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    My house is just behind the trees.......not far now!

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    The road home....

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    Hope you enjoyed, next walk this Saturday......anyone coming? ;-)
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    Great photos mate

    "A day without laughter is a day wasted" Charlie Chaplin
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    Great avatar, mate.

    :)
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    Thanks scottishwarlord, can't wait to try a few of the biggies up in your neck of the woods!

    Did you mean my special avatar Marie.....I'm still hunting the perpetrator! LOL
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    Hey Rambler - love those recent pics and vistas you posted - reminds me of my visit to Scotland years ago - our young son was w/ us and he just wanted to take the boat ride on Loch Ness to look for the monster - guess what, did not find 'him or her' that day - :D

    Still not sure if this thread is meant to be a travelogue for others to post pics or not - probably up to you as the OP, but I'll post a few photos from another North Carolina mountain trip a few years ago - this time to Highlands, a small & delightful town in the southwest corner of the state, and one of the highest towns in the eastern USA (hence its name) - the area is known for the beautiful mountain vistas and numerous (often small) waterfalls - hope all enjoy - :)

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    Rambler? Any more photos?

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