9:51am Friday 26th August 2016
This leisurely walk starts from Crooklands Hotel (map reference SD 535 836, postcode LA7 7NW) and goes alongside Peasey Beck to Endmoor, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. A short steep climb is rewarded by good views to the north. The walk continues through green meadows to the peaceful village of Stainton then returns to Crooklands along the Lancaster canal towpath.
7:48am Friday 19th August 2016
THIS moderately hard fell walk offers great views in all directions from the top of Place Fell. The return along the side of beautiful Ullswater captures the splendour of the Lake District’s second largest lake, with the opportunity of two refreshment stops along the way.
8:08am Friday 12th August 2016
High Light Haw from Colton
7:43am Friday 5th August 2016
THE low fells on the south west side of Coniston water offer a great opportunity to hop from one hilltop to another, each with its own splendid view and character, using only a moderate amount of exertion, writes John Edmondson. These fells are unfrequented by walkers and the grassy paths surrounded by bracken are comfortable under foot. This is the best area to observe the size and shape of the high southern fells and the full length of Coniston Water.
8:30am Friday 15th July 2016
THIS is a varied walk circling Barbon Low Fell along lanes, fell paths and valleys, writes John Edmondson. It goes from Barbon village, three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale, which has a charming shop, country pub and impressive church. The walk starts nearby the highly rated Churchmouse village store, which is a cafe and delicatessen rolled in to one.
8:30am Friday 8th July 2016
A DRIVE to St Anthony’s Church at Cartmel Fell along the tiny lanes is like finding hidden treasure among woodlands, writes John Edmondson. Once found, it’s a delightful spot to visit and to take a short walk over the adjacent fell. This gently climbing walk visits a peaceful tarn and offers good views over the Winster valley. It makes for a fine summer evening stroll.
8:12am Friday 1st July 2016
Take an hour’s drive from Kendal to Malham village and visit five magnificent wonders in the Yorkshire Dales, writes John Edmondson. This walk includes a dramatic gorge, huge cliffs, a high level lake, a fairy queen’s home, Harry Potter’s campsite and perhaps a glimpse of peregrine falcons.
8:35am Friday 17th June 2016
VISIT the quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands and enjoy amazing views by walking to the top of Hampsfell, writes John Edmondson. The route goes up a long woodland path, over the quiet limestone scenery of Hampsfell to a fine viewpoint at the hospice and then descends through the attractive town. Some say that Grange is a place where retired people come to die, then forget what they came for. On this lively walk you can see why.
7:47am Friday 10th June 2016
Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof
8:10am Friday 3rd June 2016
HOW about a wilderness wander on the remote Swindale Common and a look at the work done to improve Swindale Beck, writes John Edmondson. This fell walk, inspired by Wainwright’s The Outlying Fells of Lakeland, hops from one hilltop to another with Seat Robert and High Wether Howe as the main targets. Most of the walk is on completely open fells, without walls, fences or paths to follow and should only be tackled in clear, dry weather, using a large-scale map and a compass.
7:42am Friday 20th May 2016
THE reopening of the A591 at Dunmail Raise makes this walk a little more accessible to those in the South Lakes area, writes John Edmondson. This challenging expedition visits six 'must see' icons, combining history and fantastic views. It’s a long, hilly walk starting from Keswick town centre and returning from Grange in an open-topped bus. Start from Moot Hall in the town centre.
1:18pm Friday 13th May 2016
written by John Edmondson