I walked some less well-known bits of Cumbria on Hadrian’s wall and the Dales Way, and then did 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 have discovered some of the unsung areas in Cumbria as well, 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. I have been exploring some of the trails which incorporate more of the fells.
I have family in Cumbria, one of whom was involved in the local 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; especially Ravenglass, Eskdale, Tarn Hows, Walney Island, Ulverston, Barrow, Grange over Sands, Bootle, Cartmel, Hawkshead, Coniston and Windermere. I can recollect going up hills on some of these trips but I don’t know which ones they were, or whether they were included in Wainwright’s lists.
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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.