Gillham’s way with Y Garn

Our Welsh Peaks Project took its first steps of the year today with a rounding-off of the Hebogs group, (geographically Y Eifionydd), picking up Y Garn and Mynydd Mawr and visiting a few old friends. Whereas “Nuttall’s list” and its web-based supplements and amendments continue to define the tops for inclusion we have usually preferred […]

Summit Caching

The parallel blog to this is “Gillham’s way with Y Garn“, a wonderful walk in the Eifionydd region of Wales. Whilst preparing the maps for walks I also factor-in any convenient caches there may be in the region and, after the Fellsman Recce and the Great Orme visits, I realise there are a great many […]

Cartmel Trail – March 17th 2012

At 10:33 the war drums started pounding. The deafening noise was absorbed by thousands of legs as they started their involuntary motion.  Soon the first wave of 500 runners started moving in time to the voodoo rhythm towards the huge inflatable Start gate. Thus began the 2012 Lakeland Trails series; 8 events spread through the […]

Fellsman Hike – Fleet Moss Recce, 2012

To anyone who has completed the Fellsman Hike, or at least got as far as the Cray checkpoint, the hours spent crossing Fleet Moss, Oughtershaw Tarn and Middle Fell (Yockenthwaite Moor) stand out in the memory. For all the wrong reasons. This 8-mile stretch of the 61-mile route is mostly covered in groughs, hags, perilous […]


29th February 2012 We all need targets, and 22 seemed like a nice number to aim for. I’d decided this before I stumbled across the 29th February event in London – a day I happened to be visiting the Capital. Attending such an event is classed as a “Find”, so I just needed a couple […]