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The Roaches and Lud's Church. 06-05-2018

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The Roaches and Lud's Church 06-05-2018
A day of perfect weather, actually 2 days so far. An unusual occurrence, especially considering its Bank Holiday weekend. Something else that doesn't happen very often, Im wearing shorts in public. I rarely wear shorts these days due to them being brilliant white, and almost see-through. Anyway, we are on the M6 Southbound today, Ive already picked my Mum and Steve up and the car's packed and we are making very good time, the motorway is relatively quiet, especially for a Bank Holiday. We reach Junction 18 and turn off and head in the direction of Congleton, passing Jodrell Bank Space Telescope, today its pointing directly up, and looks like a huge cereal bowl. I love driving through Cheshire and into Staffordshire, I think its how all the fields look like a patchwork quilt, an its always green. Its a very pretty part of the country. Soon though we leave the main roads behind, and start climbing on the narrow, Postman Pat roads. The s…

Cat Bells 29-04-2018

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Cat Bells 29-04-2018
Headed up to the Lake District again today, for a short walk over Cat Bells. This is actually on my Mums bucket list, to do one of Wainwrights walks, apparently she has wanted to climb Cat Bells for nearly 30 years but has never had the chance. So this morning I woke the boy up early, packed the sandwiches I made last night, filled a flask, and off we went to pick my mum and her friend Steve up, and headed off to Keswick.
After a stop off at Tebay, and driving through some pretty heavy rain, we arrive in Keswick and make our way up the narrow roads towards the carpark at the bottom of the Cat Bells path. As we drove through the wooded area, stood 30 yards from the road was a wild Stag, with full antlers eating some greenery. Ive never seen a wild stag before, and it was quite an awe inspiring scene, unfortunately because of a car behind me, I couldn't stop to take a picture. Also another reason I couldn't stop was the 2 Traffic Wardens, slapping tickets on …