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Standing on Esk Pike, photos taken by Terry Abraham during one of our filming outings last year, camping close to the summit during an amazing cloud inversion.

HELVELLYN with Mark Richards
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The website portrait picture was taken by my good friend Stephen Poulton LRPS

The Far Eastern Fells the eigth and final volume of my Lakeland Fellranger series was published in 2013, with a short film to mark the occasion Lakeland Fellranger. The best of walks end with a refreshing pint, and Dent Brewery have created a dedicated 3.7% bitter that I can heartily recommend FELLRANGER.

My next endeavour this summer is a film with Terry Abraham, where the star is a mountain... HELVELLYN

photos: Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS www.wastwaterphotography.co.uk


Hull Pot, a massive beck-capturing cavity in the western shadow of Penyghent.  
Linescape drawn 04 Feb 2012

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Hadrian's High Way marches over Wainscarth

august 19, 2016 07:06pm

I have advanced from Muncaster Fell up Eskdale and over Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes finding wonderful evidence of the survival of traces of the original Roman road. In the C13th Hard Knott was known as Wainscarth, which translates as the pass where wagons travelled. This showed that it sustained a trading route role from Ravenglass into the heart of the Cumbrian fells deep into history. See attached the photo of the route at the top of Hard Knott at 45 degrees from the modern highway heading down to Black Hall and seldom observed by contemporary travellers.

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