#62: Red Tarn

I’m staying in Langdale tonight, so I got my maps out this morning and had a look at the options in this area. I chose Red Tarn on the side of Pike of Blisco and set off, the sun shining, for Wrynose Pass. It was a long drive from home but totally worth it. There … More #62: Red Tarn

#60: Ullswater

After two boring but sleep-deprived days at work it felt great yesterday to be able to throw myself into a good long swim. I left work and drove down the M6, only to find a solid mass of traffic at my junction. From there on the fact that it was the Friday of a bank … More #60: Ullswater

#59: Loweswater

17/8/16 Well, what a fantastic day! Glorious sunshine and one of my favourite swims so far. Laura, Angela, Katy and I drove over to Loweswater, enjoying the stunning views over the fells in the hot, bright sun. We drove up Newlands Valley and down along the side of Crummock Water, deep blue water sparkling and … More #59: Loweswater

#56: Wastwater

Another fantastic day today. I was a bit nervous about doing Wastwater because it’s a big one and I’m rather out of practice at the moment. But I decided to go for it and I’m so glad I did. I met Torben at the youth hostel which is right on the shore of the lake. … More #56: Wastwater

#55: Stickle Tarn

The story of yesterday’s adventure begins about a year and a half ago when I was just starting out on my challenge. I was at work one day chatting to Brad and we were talking about Jack’s Rake, a scramble up the side of Pavey Ark, right above Stickle Tarn. Brad was surprised that I’d … More #55: Stickle Tarn

#54: Little Tarn

Today it rained. And rained. And rained. I spent most of the day pootling around Keswick with Angela but before I went home I decided I wanted to squeeze in a swim. The fact that the rain was hammering down actually made me want to swim more – I love swimming in the rain, there’s … More #54: Little Tarn

#53: Boretree Tarn

Woohoo, I can swim again! If you saw my last post (or if you’ve heard me moaning for the last 3 months) you’ll know that so far this year I’ve been unable to swim because of a minor operation on my foot. But a few days ago I was given the all clear and yesterday┬áI … More #53: Boretree Tarn