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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
this DVD is now available via AMAZON or www.stridingedge.com

Supporting the growing campaign to get more people active in the great outdoors for fun and adventure, health and wellbeing, town and country.

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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september 09, 2016 09:59am

Wednesday afternoon I had a lovely stroll along the western shore of Windermere north from the Claife Viewing Station to Wray Castle researching the Great Lakes Connection. On my way home I spotted this nostalgic scene. I raced into the pasture field in St John's-in-the-Vale as dusk was descending to line up a suitable angle. It was Ian Hartland of Threlkeld himself hastening to catch the hay dry before the next onset of forecast rain (which duly came in abundance). He was driving a 1950s Fordson Major and towing a Massey Ferguson baler. I well remember handling precisely these implements when a young man brought up on a farm in West Oxfordshire. The colour image converted to sepia at a stroke deported me back (thank-you Rachael Thompson for coverting my image thus).

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