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. Through my walking I have discovered beautiful unsung areas such as the Northern Fells, High Cup Nick, the Howgills, the Eden Valley and the Solway Firth which are a delight to explore. Sadly my Cumbrian Fells (Wainwrights) tally, or at least those that I have been aware of climbing, is still really meagre but I hope to improve on this. I have been exploring some of the trails which incorporate more of the fells.
I also have family in the South Lakes, one of whom was involved in the local search & rescue team. Because of these family ties, I have very fond memories of being taken to explore many parts of this area 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.