Category Archives: Writing

Memories – Misty, Water-Coloured and Unreliable

Even the best and the clearest of mountain memories cannot be relied on . . . Continue reading

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Empty Skies, Empty Moors, Empty Head . . .

How to cleanse the mind: cycle to the Tan Hill Inn and swoop like a swallow . . . Continue reading

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The Search for John Bolton’s Rock Hotel

In 1863 a 73-year-old geologist called John Bolton hiked into the Lakeland fells to spend a couple of nights beneath the stars. His adventure turned into a nightmare. Continue reading

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