Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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


Hadrian’s Wall with Badger Adventures


Really looking forward to starting a 4 day guided walk on Hadrian’s Wall for Badger Adventures. The walk takes in the major forts at Housesteads, Chesters, Vindolanda, Birdoswald as well as the famous Sycamore tree at Sycamore Gap – the tree made famous in the film of Robin Hood starring Kevin Costner – some say the tree was less wooden!


For details of this walk and other UK and overseas walks check the website Badger Adventures 

Photos will follow when we start on Saturday 👍

A little departure from my normal blogs


With the weather being so bad over the last week (a month’s worth of rainfall in 24 hours!) on Saturday I took myself off to Appleby in Wesmorland railway station to see the arrival of a special charter steam train. The ‘Scots Guardsman’ was on a charter from Scarborough to Carlisle via the Settle to Carlisle Railway and was due to stop for water in Appleby. Although the day was overcast and wet, it added to the atmosphere of days gone by and made for a good photo opportunity as you can see below.

Even when the lake District weather is awful, there is always something to do and see – what a great place to live and visit!

Malcolm Wade is Mountain Leader for Lakeland Mountain Experience Lake District guided walks, camping adventures and mountain navigation training

Lake District National Park Guided Walk – Langdale Pikes 16 April 2012


I helped lead a guided walk on behalf of the Lake District National Park today over the Langdale Pikes. Great weather and good visibility all day made it a tremendous outing for 8 walkers plus guides. These walks are provided free by the National Park and details can be obtained from their website or in the ‘What’s On Guide’ available from any Tourist Information Centre in the Lake District.

I have posted the rest of the photos on Facebook for Lakeland Mountain Adventures – check them out. Thanks for a great day.

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