Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
High Cup is probably the finest landscape feature in England. On one side is Nichol's Chair, which I stupidly decided to climb last year. Not too difficult but rather exposed. Not recommended for the faint hearted. The walk up is very fine, some good pictures here
Some music from 1983 to listen to whilst dreaming of hills...Beat Bop
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
My local train line, the Oldham Loop has just seen its last train. The powers that be have decided that it would be good to turn it into a tram line, only problem is it will not open for another 3 years. They expect us to get replacement buses that will take up 3 times as long. It will be strange not hearing the 23:50 go past just before going to sleep. The picture is of a grotty train arriving late at Newhey Station. Despite its problems I will miss it.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I often turn up at Highland locations in the wee hours, pitch the tent, get a few hours kip and then head off up into the hills. Because it is dark when I arrive, it is nice to wake up, open the tent door and see a nice view with a cup of tea. This is one example of such a view.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Came home from holiday today to find that Xmas has come early to Newhey. Stopped at the shop to get a pint of milk and noticed that Rochdale Council have already put up the Xmas decorations. I have since found that the story was all over the press.