Skiddaw mist

Skiddaw summit walk, The Lake District

Checking the map, walking to the Lake District summit of "Skiddaw" (931m) via the bridleway from Keswick looked like a fairly straightforward undertaking. My husband was booked on a mountain bike guiding course in the area and we'd decided to make the most of a couple of days away. Having lost my normal partner in crime, … Continue reading Skiddaw summit walk, The Lake District

Kentmere MTB

Mountain biking, squelchy feet and soap bubbles

After days of warm sunshine and incredible views, the weather had broken. We'd booked a cottage for a week in the peaceful hamlet of Kentmere and had luckily caught the end of the incredible weather to walk the Kentmere Horseshoe (link to post here), but then the heavy rain arrived. The first day it came was … Continue reading Mountain biking, squelchy feet and soap bubbles

HVMBC

Challenging mountain biking in Last of the Summer Wine country

On Sunday 13 September 2015, around 270 mountain bikers set off from the small village of Hade Edge to tackle the Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge. Now in it's 23rd year, the Challenge raises money in aid of the 1st Holme Valley Scouts and offers 3 different lengths of route: short (17.94 miles), medium (22.6 … Continue reading Challenging mountain biking in Last of the Summer Wine country