2012 WALKS

Here is a full listing of our adventures in 2012. Unfortunately our Dad was ill during end of 2011 and early 2012, so we did not start our campaign until February, but we look forward to a good number of adventures during the rest of the year. By the end of 2011, of the Birkett challenge, we had just one summit to achieve, namely Pen on the Eskdale side of Scafell Pike. To reach this will be our prime objective this year. We also carry forward from last year the aim for our pal Little Eric to climb his remaining 9 outstanding Howgill and associated fells, so that he can complete that challenge.

From late 2021 to early 2023, we undertook a rewrite the majority of these stories, improving and adding extra pictures and information. We hope you will enjoy reading some of our enhanced accounts.

Where the text under 'walk details' is in green there is an associated story. Where it is in maroon, there is an associated blog walk. Click the link to find out more.


Location codes: C=Cumbria, H=Howgill Fells, L=Lancashire, LD=Lake District, NP=North Pennines, Y=Yorkshire, YD=Yorkshire Dales



Walk Details


Accmpnd by Map Distance (miles) Link
15/02/2012 Clapham, Austwick, Feizor, Wharfe, and return via Thwaite Lane to Clapham  YD   OL2 8.25 more
19/02/2012 Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell & High Seat from Great Wood, returning via Ashness Bridge LD   OL4 7.00 more
24/02/2012 Hutton Roof Crags, Newbiggin Crags & Farleton Knott from Plain Quarry C   OL7 8.75 more
04/03/2012 Woodwell, Jack Scout & Heald Brow from Eaves Wood L   OL7 6.00 more
08/03/2012 Binsey & Whittas Park from Binsey Lodge LD   OL4 5.25 more
15/03/2012 Brock Barrow, Low Light Haw & High Light Haw LD   OL6 4.25 more
18/03/2012 An exploration of Barbon Low Fell & Ease Gill Kirk C Uncle Bob OL2 8.75 more
21/03/2012 A ramble round Kingsdale YD Uncle Eric OL2 7.75 more
25/03/2012 Forest of Bowland - Eldroth & Lawkland circular, from Harden Bridge Y   OL41 9.00 more
04/04/2012 River Dee in Dentdale YD Uncle Eric OL2 5.00 more
15/04/2012 Barf & Lord's Seat from Whinlatter Forest Park Centre LD   OL4 5.5 more
05/05/2012 The Naddle Horseshoe from the Swindale road LD   OL5 8.00 more
09/05/2012 Barf & Lord's Seat from Whinlatter Forest Park Centre LD Uncle Eric OL4 5.5 more
27/05/2012 Forest of Bowland - around the Kettles Beck from Harden Bridge Y   OL41 9.75 more
03/06/2012 Grange Fell, Watendlath & Great Crag from Rosthwaite LD   OL4 6.5 more
14/06/2012 Hesk Fell & The Pike from Ulpha Bridge LD Uncle Eric OL6 7.25 more
17/06/2012 Newton Fell north from Barrow Banks & Dixon Heights from Yew Tree Barn LD   OL7 5.75 more
20/06/2012 Eagle Crag, Segeant's Crag & Langstrath from Stonethwaite LD Uncle Eric OL4 7.25 more
07/07/2012 Gummers' How & Birch Fell-3m. Cartmel Fell (Ravens Barrow)-1.75m LD   OL7 4.75 more
22/07/2012 Harter Fell, Adamthwaite Bank & Wandale Hill from Handley's Bridge H   OL19 6.75 more

Stennerskeugh Clouds and Fell End Clouds from Cote Moor-4m
Town tour of Kirkby Stephen-2m

H Uncle Eric OL19 6.00 more

Whin Ben, Whiteside, Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill & Gasgale Gill, from Lanthwaite Green

LD Uncle Eric OL4 5.5 more
26/08/2012 Levens Park, River Kent & Lancaster Canal from Levens Bridge C   OL7 6.75 more
30/08/2012 Garstang & Calder Vale circular L   OL41 7.5 more
19/09/2012 Levens Park, River Kent & Lancaster Canal from Levens Bridge C Uncle Eric OL7 6.75 more
04/10/2012 Circuit of Thirlmere LD   OL5 11.25 more
10/10/2012 Ratherheath & Cunswick Scar LD   OL7 7.00 more
14/10/2012 Humphrey Head, Allithwaite, Cark & Cumbria Coastal Way C   OL7 12.25 more
21/10/2012 An exploration of Potter Fell, including Brunt Knott & Ulgraves LD   OL7 7.75 more
04/11/2012 Cooklands & Gatebeck - now extended with more information and additional photographs C   OL7 8.5 more
11/11/2012 Dales Way ramble including Grandsire & Brant Fell LD   OL7 7.75 more
18/11/2012 Langhowe Pike, Great Ladstones, Seat Robert, High Weather Howe and Fewling Stones from Swindale LD   OL5 8.0 more
29/11/2012 Circuit of Devoke Water LD   OL6 7.75 more
16/12/2012 Knipescar Common, Whale, River Lowther & Bampton LD   OL7 8.0 more
23/12/2012 Three Rivers Walk-Wenning, Hindburn & Roeburn, from Hornby L   OL41 6.25 more
  Number of walks - 35     Total 254.00