Sale Fell with Alice and Fred

We had some friends visit us that we've not seen for a while, and I always love to show off how close we live to the Lake District, so I decided to take them down to Sale as it's the closest walk to Carlisle that feels properly in the Lakes.Now we've got the two gremlins in two, it's a great option...

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Easedale tarn from Grasmere

Possibly the nicest day this year, and a long weekend meant we were determined to make it out into the countryside. We picked this as a nice gentle walk to start off the year, with estimates for our route ranging from 4 to 5 miles and not a huge ascent. Grasmere seemed quieter than normal with...

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The Birketts are all the hills over 1000 feet high within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. The list was originally put together by Bill Birkett as the basis for his book Complete Lakeland Fells.

Hewitts are hills (England, Wales and Ireland only) that are at least 2,000 feet high with a relative height of at least 30m. The collection was originally published under the name "Sweats" before being renamed and published in 1997 as part of "The Hewitts and Marilyns of England" by Alan Dawson.

A Marilyn is a mountain or hill in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Isle of Man with a prominence of at least 492 ft. There is no limit on the absolute height of a hill to qualify it.

A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet. The collection is named after Sir Hugh Munro who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munro's Tables, in 1891.

Nuttalls are hills in England and Wales that are at least 2,000 feet high with a relative height of at least 15 metres. The self-named list was compiled by John and Anne Nuttall and originally published in The Mountains of England & Wales.

Possibly one of the more famous collections, especially around our home base in Cumbria. The Wainwrights are the 214 hills and mountains covered in Alfred Wainwright's seven-volume Guide to the Lakeland Fells.