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Hadrian’s Wall day -1


Met with our clients Joan and Tom today in Penrith before driving to Gilsland in Northumberland to settle into our hotel and go through a briefing pre dinner.

Van to carry luggage and also to accompany us along the way to help with any tired legs or excursions that may take our eyes en-route – all part of the Badger Adventures experience.

Meanwhile, after a short pre dinner walk to the River Irthing Gorge it was a full dinner and a swapping of travel stories and experiences as we got to know each other ahead of the walk.

For more information see Badger Adventures


Free guided walks with the National Trust in Langdale


During half term week (October 28 – November 01), the National Trust are again running free guided walks in one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys.
Langdale is spectacular at this time of year, with ribbons of water cascading over the volcanic rock and the bracken turning a deep red before the first frost arrives to hasten its departure.
You don’t need to me a member of the National Trust to enjoy these walks either! Led by qualified mountain leader, Malcolm Wade, you don’t need to worry about navigation or safety for you or your family.
There is plenty to see and experience as the walks cover a variety of routes and give you the full ‘Lakeland mountain experience’.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday 28 – Stickle Tarn, with superb views over Langdale and Mickleden and of course Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle. A relatively easy walk for all the family
Tuesday 29 – enjoy the full splendour of the Langdale Pikes including Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag and the Pike of Stickle. This is a full Langdale experience and whilst ticking off 4 Wainwright’s, the whole family will enjoy the challenge and the majesty of these commanding summits
Wednesday 30 – the Pike o ‘ Blisco sits at the head of Langdale and looks down all the way along to Ambleside as a sentinel and draw for all those who visit this area. We climb it from Oxendale and return via Wrynose Fell
Thursday 31 – what better on Halloween than the awesome Bow Fell and Esk Pike? Climbing from Mickleden valley up The Band to Three Tarns, we summit Bow Fell and look over at its near neighbours Scafell Pike, and Crinkle Crags. We continue over Bow Fell to Esk Pike at the North Eastern end of the Scafell massif, returning via the charismatic Angle Tarn and Mickleden looking left to see the spectacular Great Slab on Bow Fell
Friday 01 – we leave from Wordsworth’s past home at Allan Bank in Grasmere for our final walk of the week. Allan Bank is well worth a visit in its own right so it’s fitting that we start and finish from there today. The walk around Easedale is beautiful, with the fells punctured by the water of Sourmilk Ghyll. At this time of year, the Ghyll truly looks as white as milk with torrents cascading over the super hard volcanic lava left by the volcanoes 450 million years ago. We will be treated to a deserving panorama from the top of Silver Howe before we walk around the head of Easedale. We descend via Codale and Easedale Tarns and of course Sourmilk Ghyll back into Grasmere for a well earned tea and scone.

Why not join us for a fully guided walk provided by the National Trust and see what Langdale has to offer and how the National Trust care for this unique landscape.

For more details check the National Trust Langdale website or meet Malcolm at the Sticklebarn Pub at the head of Langdale (you can’t miss it) at 0930 to leave at 1000. For the Allan Bank walk meet us at Allan Bank to leave at 1000 – there is plenty of parking at Langdale next to the Sticklebarn and in Grasmere.

As well as the guided walk programme, the Pumpkinfest at Sticklebarn will be in full swing all week. Why not let the kids carve a pumpkin or watch a movie on the big screen while you enjoy a light refreshment downstairs?

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