#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

#52: Toby Tarn

I feel I should start this post with an explanation. The sun has been shining, the weather is glorious – and I’ve not been swimming. Not once. But there is a reason… at the start of May I had a minor operation on my foot. Nothing too major, but I’m not allowed to get it … More #52: Toby Tarn

#50: Rydal Water

I can’t believe I’m still swimming! We’re well into October now but the weather is holding (although there is definitely an autumnal chill in the air now) and I’m still really enjoying the swims. For the last few weeks I’ve been very conscious with every swim I’ve done that it could be my last one … More #50: Rydal Water

#45: Kentmere Tarn

Yesterday afternoon Izi and I set off for Kentmere. It was beautifully sunny and warm and the drive over was lovely, taking us through lots of little lanes, with views over the surrounding fells and covered by dappling trees. Once we were off the A6 the journey was pretty slow thanks to the narrow roads, … More #45: Kentmere Tarn