Winter on Mellbreak

The path up from Mosedale is a slog. With the depth of the snow increasing with every few feet gained, the slope feels considerably steeper and longer than I remember from previous walks…

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Winter walking

The winter blues

I can never decide which I love more – spring or autumn. The return of colour to the landscape in May is truly uplifting; but the kaleidoscopic hues of October can be breathtaking.

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Vivienne Crow Blog Post - Artist Joan Prickett contribution to Through the Locking Glass

Through The Locking Glass

In April, while much of the world was in strict lockdown, artists and writers in Cumbria were being invited to contribute to a book that would help document this unique period in history.

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Walking the Wolds

Since lockdown eased, the number of people walking in the countryside seems to have sky-rocketed. Strangely though, everyone’s flocking to the same places – honeypots such as Buttermere, Snowdon, the Jurassic Coast … 

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