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Dog climbs all the Wainwright fells

The Westmorland Gazette: Topsie at the summit of another Lake Distict fell Topsie at the summit of another Lake Distict fell

TOPSIE the Bedlington Terrier has climbed all 214 Wainwrights – and she is only five years old.

Don and Pam Morris’s four-legged friend was taken on her first walk up Raven Crag on Christmas Day 2008 after being born in August.

Mr Morris, from Ings, said: “We always go out to Raven Crag on Christmas Day so we just took Topsie with us.

“I’ve been obsessed with doing the Wainwrights for a long time, and I’ve done them more than once.”

Last week Topsie scaled her final Wainwright – Castle Crag in the Borrowdale Valley near Keswick – with the retired couple.

Mr Morris said the most challenging climb for Topsie was Scafell Pike - England’s highest mountain.

“She enjoys them and never complains but the first time she did Scafell Pike, towards the top she was most unhappy and when it rained she went into a mini cave and retracted into the feotal position,” he said.

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Topsie was recently found to be wheat intolerant which has led the couple to source a new hill-top snack.

“Now we go to a shop in Kendal and buy dried fish skins to take with us,” said Mr Morris.

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7:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Scott34 says...

My two dogs had both done the wainwrights the terrier before she was 4 years old and my collie 8 years old very we did them for charity in 12 months very weld one to you :-) Scott
My two dogs had both done the wainwrights the terrier before she was 4 years old and my collie 8 years old very we did them for charity in 12 months very weld one to you :-) Scott Scott34
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4:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

keltiejack says...

Scott34
The article was not my doing & I did tell the WG it was commonplace.
It all came about because the Ings Correspondent , unbeknown to me, shoved it in the Community News. The WG did the rest
Scott34 The article was not my doing & I did tell the WG it was commonplace. It all came about because the Ings Correspondent , unbeknown to me, shoved it in the Community News. The WG did the rest keltiejack
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