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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Burneside (and Blogger comments)

Thursday walk with Pete - 30th August 2018 - From Burneside

My previous post: "Holme" has now reached a record 38 comments with mention of:

Tractor history
Farmers' relationships with tractors
Writing style
English grammar usage decline in public bodies
Anti BBC protest.
R M Williams
Undervalued perception of engineers
Abuse of costs of university education
Record number of posts on blog
Taking minutes at meetings
Diversification from subject on blog comments
Typing prone (or underwater)

Perhaps it's time to move on , but not really, long may such exchanges continue.

I notice that yesterday I received 572 pageviews on my blog - whether that has any correlation with the recent multi-comment post I have no idea. Many of those pageviews I suspect come from roaming search engines and the like rather than individuals reading particular posts.

Our walk set off from Burneside but we passed Tolson Hall on the way, but as this was not on our route I have no photos but there is a much better one than I could have taken on the link below. The original house was built by tobacco merchant Thomas Tolson in 1638 and there is a  quote from him which rings harmoniously for me:

"God by this meanes, has sent what I on this house have spent"


A later inhabitant of the hall, James Bateman erected a monument celebrating the capture of Napoleon which has a bit of interesting history. The monument can be seen on the right just before you turn off the A591 for Burneside.


Burneside station.
 This is on the Oxenholme(Kendal)/Windermere route which gives access to the Lake District and where the service was suspended during the recent rail failure debacle.

Too small to show on map, but there were fish rising

I took this just to make sure something was working on the csmera - it could hsve just been my foot, but it turned out not too bad. This is just before we crossed the busy A591.

See next photo

Ratherhesth Tarn

The Howgills looking over the top of the huge James Cropper paper msking fsctory in Burneside


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  1. I often read your posts but don't leave a comment, the reasons for that having to do with my ill-manners, not what you've written. Just wanted to let you know I am not one of those search engines.

  2. Never walked any of that area. Looks very pleasing. There’s a camp site too. (Map, far left)

  3. Sir Hugh - Don’t know that area at all but it looks lovely.

    I also had a similar notification from Blogger.

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  5. Hi! We are very familiar with the first part of your walk, as we often cycle up that road to the A591, though we usually take the next left turn to the north, past the campsite and over to Ashes Lane, Staveley etc. However earlier this year we cycled off-road through the gap between Cunswick and Scout Scars, Bank Head, Cold Harbour, Bonfire Hall, Capplerigg and up Ratherheath Lane which was delightful - couldn't believe we'd lived so close to it for 20 years and not discovered that area! Anyway, I will soon be able to walk it too, Mr Patel has worked his magic and the knee is healing up well. There's a long way to go, but I'm already walking 3-4 miles (with rests) and can even cycle again.

  6. The Crow - Hi Martha, I can't believe you are ever ill-mannered. You are always more than welcome here.


    Alan R - That campsite is now defunct. It has become solely an exceptionally well presented small holiday static caravan park.


    afoot - I'm not sure why I now receive double notifications of comments. I must have subscribed twice somehow?


    kendsl grufties - What brilliant news. I am amazed (dare I use that ubiquitous expression) that you are making such rapid progress, but good for you. I'm sure many other people have said to you "don't overdo it" so...

    I only walked a short distance up the "campsite" road to get a peek at the statics psrk - I have just said above that I thought the campsite was defunct - do you know differently? I could find nothing about it on the internet.

    1. Not aware of a touring site on Ratherheath Lane, the campsite I was referring to is just to the NNW on the map and is accessed from Ashes Lane.
      I'm attributing my (so far) speed knee recovery to the fact that I was able to cycle right up to the day before the op. It is an unalloyed pleasure to be able to walk downhill wearing a smile instead of a grimace!

  7. There's just something about railways in a rural setting, isn't there? Even a stretch of empty track and a virtually deserted platform...

    I wonder what is that's - speaking for myself here - so compulsive?

  8. Dave - I understand. The feeling is even more enhanced when there is no other access to that locale - e.g. The Corrour Halt north of Rannoch Moor. I walked through there and stayed in the guest house (memorable venison Bolognese) on my Land's End John 'o Groats walk.


    Kendsl grufties - I thought so. The other site is known to me (Camping and Caravan Club.)

    My second knee is still quite niggly, a bit painful, but not enough to spoil a walk. It will be 12 months since the op at the end of November.