Goin’ round and round

“We’re going round and round (Yeah, me and my babe), Going round and round (Yeah, me and my babe), Round and round, round and round, Me and my sure ‘nough baby going round and round” (Panama Limited Jug Band, Harvest Records 1969) Given the appalling weather forecast H & I decided to play safe and […]

What makes a mountain a mountain?

(Work in progress) Like many hill people I like to tick off lists; The Nuttalls, The Wainwrights etc. Quite often these tops are little more than hills which are luckily over 2000ft and have no other redeeming features yet are listed in books that declare them to be “mountains”. But if altitude does not define […]

I do like to be beside the Deeside

Ah, yes, the Anglezarke Amble is coming soon – best test my foot-snorkeling gear! And what better place than beside the swollen River Dee, slowly lowering itself after having broken its banks spectacularly in recent weeks. I am almost recovered from a cold so I sacrificed a day on Kinder Scout to mark assignments, watch […]