Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale Crags Gary Richardson’s fell hike climaxes with adventures on the riverbank Archive: May/June 2015 TERRAIN: good paths and tracks, wet in placesDISTANCE: 7 miles/11.25 kmTIME: 3-4 hoursCLIMB: 1,710 ft/510 mSTART/FINISH: car park opposite Mungrisdale...

Coniston Old Man

Coniston Old Man Simon Whaley savours the views during this Coniston classic Archive: November/December 2013 GRADE: HardTERRAIN: good tracks. Some steep rocky paths in places, and loose stones through mining areaDISTANCE: 7 miles/11.3 kmTIME: 4-5 hoursCLIMB: 2,982...

Cumbrian Wheel

Cumbrian Wheel Bob Elliott describes how he and wife Dot battled the floods of summer 2012 to circumnavigate the Lake District on foot.   Archive: November/December 2013 Bob pauses with the Coniston range behind him, seen from above High Dam The Lake District is...

Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition

Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (October 2018) Ingredients Makes sixteen squares   110g (4oz) salted butter, softened 110g (4oz) dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup 225g (8oz) plain flour 1 level...

Brampton pease pudding

Brampton pease pudding Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (November 2018) Pease pudding on toast Ingredients Serves eight or more   500g (1lb) split yellow peas, soaked overnight in cold water 1 medium-large onion, peeled and diced 25g (1oz) butter,...