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Standing on Esk Pike, photos taken by Terry Abraham during one of our filming outings last year, camping close to the summit during an amazing cloud inversion.

HELVELLYN with Mark Richards
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Supporting the growing campaign to get more people active in the great outdoors for fun and adventure, health and wellbeing, town and country.

The website portrait picture was taken by my good friend Stephen Poulton LRPS

The Far Eastern Fells the eigth and final volume of my Lakeland Fellranger series was published in 2013, with a short film to mark the occasion Lakeland Fellranger. The best of walks end with a refreshing pint, and Dent Brewery have created a dedicated 3.7% bitter that I can heartily recommend FELLRANGER.

My next endeavour this summer is a film with Terry Abraham, where the star is a mountain... HELVELLYN

photos: Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS www.wastwaterphotography.co.uk


Hull Pot, a massive beck-capturing cavity in the western shadow of Penyghent.  
Linescape drawn 04 Feb 2012

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Canadian outdoor writer visits Hadrian's Wall

september 30, 2016 09:37pm

I had the greatest of pleasure to introduce Yves Oullet and his wife Joanne from Quebec to the magic of Hadrian's Wall two weeks ago, specificaly to the National Trail. We walked from Birdoswald to Walltown with sun and a light breeze at our backs, so to confirm the best way to walk is always eastwards. It was a delightful a most entertaining wander, Yves has written some 40 books on the state of Quebec extolling its amazing outdoor and scenic qualities. Yves writes for a range of outdoor journals and newspapers in the French-speaking state and edits a travel magazine too. He interviewed me before we set off (as you can see in the photo) and I showed him some of the intimate detail of the fort. I stressed the importance of allowing oneself time to walk and visit the key sites and museums close to the Wall. My suggestion to him was to tell his audience to walk from Carlisle to Corbridge to get the best from their precious time in the vicinity of this remarkable monument from the classical age.

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