Day 3 of getting lost and sleeping rough

Borrowdale to Grisedale Tarn (15 miles / 43.1 miles) The last time I stayed in a dorm room was in France on a University field trip around 20 years ago and, to be honest, I don’t think I have been missing out.  Now, even in a tent, distant snoring will wake me occasionally throughout the night, so imagine how disturbed I was by the sounds of … Continue reading Day 3 of getting lost and sleeping rough

Day 2 of being at the beck and fell of the outdoors

Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale (13.5 miles / 28.1 miles) Day 2 of my epic journey of discovering things people have already seen before. Today, a 13 and a half mile jaunt from the Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale Youth Hostel, Rosthwaite. Having been in bed by 9pm yesterday, I woke up early, refreshed, ready and eager to get on my way.  Breakfast … Continue reading Day 2 of being at the beck and fell of the outdoors

Day 1 of my trip to the countryside

Preston, Lancashire to St Bees, Cumbria Today I waved goodbye to Preston to make the final leg of the starting prologuey type section of the journey to St Bees (eloquent, eh)? If I’d known I was having to go Carlisle this morning to catch my connecting train, I could have enjoyed the hospitality of first class for another hour last night and stayed in the capital … Continue reading Day 1 of my trip to the countryside