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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


Friday, 12 April 2019

Lindale Fell road continuation.

Thursday walk with Pete - 11th April 2019 - Lindale Fell road continuation

We have now walked five miles on this road and it has been consistently attractive all the way. Today we reached the T junction where we will need to decide which way to continue. At that junction we still needed to walk a bit further so we could keep to our schedule which of course ends up with our visit to Café Ambio. The road to the left climbs steeply past Hodge Hill House. Pete said if we went that way it would be downhill on the way back. We were able to see into the garden of the old house and it had been laid out as a sort of sculpture park.

Pete is off to Galloway next week on a hotel break, and I am off again on my Berwick/Castle Carey wslk on the 24th April, so our Thursday walks will be suspended for a while. I reckon we could continue coming back on the higher road to High Newton.

Photos a bit dark - much better if you click the first to enlarge as slideshow

Spannel Beck - SD 417 868 - looking east

Hodge Hill House and some of its sculptures below


  1. Enjoy the (final?) section of your trip Conrad. We expect to be away ourselves around then but we’ll follow you when a signal allows.

  2. afoot - I am finding I can get on the Internet much more readily all over the country when I have a 4G signal which now seems to be more often than not.

  3. It's variable in the Highlands. The campsite we go to in Killin, for example, doesn't get 4G and doesn't offer wi-fi either. As a rule I find 4G better than campsite wi-fi or hotspots. I always use a VPN when on public w-fi.

  4. afoot - what is a VPN? I'm sure I woll get a better answer from you rather than Google.

  5. Virtual Private Network. Public will-fi is not secure. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel shielding your data.You will find lots of detail and reviews online.

  6. Ah. I presume you mean you only use wiFi at a privately owned site whrre you need their password to enter. I'm not sure whether this always applies in some public places where "Free WiFi" is advertised. I presume you can be sure if you have to use a password?

  7. Sir Hugh - a password makes no difference. I always use a VPN unless at home and even then there is a good case for using a VPN to encrypt your communications. Depends how paranoid you are...

  8. Sorry. I meant how paranoid ‘one’ is, not you Conrad.