I have family in Cumbria, one of whom was involved in a search & rescue team. Because of these ties, I have very fond memories of being taken to explore many parts of the Lake District on childhood visits such as Ambleside, Grasmere, Grizedale Forest, Ravenglass, Eskdale, Tarn Hows, Walney Island, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Bootle, Cartmel, Hawkshead, Coniston and Windermere. (Apologies for the list). I can recollect going up hills on some of these trips but I don’t know whether they were included in Wainwright’s lists.


I walked some less well-known bits of Cumbria on Hadrian’s wall and the Dales Way, and then on the Cumbria Way in preparation for the Pennine Way shortly after. Many people are aware of the beauty of the Lake District National Park, recently awarded status as a World Heritage Site. Through my walking I also discovered some of the unsung areas such as the Northern Fells, High Cup Nick, the Howgills, the Eden Valley and the Solway Firth. Sadly my Cumbrian Fells (Wainwrights) tally is still pretty meagre but I hope to improve on this.

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Cumbria walks Playlist

I started recording my walks on video in 2012 to share the beauty of the walks with others. Above is a link to a playlist of my recent walks in Cumbria.


Derwentwater from Keswick