WordPress Challenge : Out of this world


The summit of Skiddaw at 3,054 feet : felt like being on the moon

A week in the Lake District – February 2018

This week we have been set a challenge by WordPress to share a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly and make it look out of this world.

Anyone who knows me and Tim well will know that we have spent a good deal of our time (holidays) in the Lake District.  Boring people with our little adventures or maybe inspiring people to visit this beautiful place.

We have walked up, across and down all of the fells and it has shaped us. Learning about the land, the rock, reading maps and walking uphill!  Walking in the mountains in our fifties is actually easier than it was in our thirties which is incredible but true.

So, for this challenge I share more than the one photo I have added at the top which really felt ‘out of this world’.

For us it is a place we know well but on this latest trip it looked a little more snowy and magical than on previous visits.   We climbed high every day.


Ullock Pike – a ridge walk on the way up to Skiddaw


On Skiddaw summit – it’s a popular place


Grisedale Pike summit : time for lunch.  Looking to the western fells.


Skiddaw range, with the Pennines in the far distance


Near Haystacks summit


The town of Keswick way below and Helvellyn range to the right

The river at Grange after snowfall

Thinking about a trip to the Lake District?  I am happy to help with any questions, it’s like our second home.


Now over the last few days at home we have been visited by some truly Siberian conditions, as has most of the country, so snowy scenes are currently very familar.  But back in early February, on holiday, we were loving it!

Out of This World


7 thoughts on “WordPress Challenge : Out of this world

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    1. Selina Post author

      Not a dumb question. The Lake District is a national park in the county of Cumbria in the North West of England. Several lakes surrounded by lots of lovely mountains. After cycling around on our first visit many many years ago we discovered a set of books called The Pictorial Guides to the Lake District written by a guy called Alfred Wainwright. He drew and wrote about 214 mountains in amazing detail in 1950s/1960s. After walking up a few we got the bug and have completed them all twice. Other famous people who lived in the Lake District – William Wordsworth and Beatrice Potter….Ask as many questions about this area I could go on and on and on. 😀


  2. Stephen Ostler

    Thanks for your post. Enjoyed your snowy pictures of the Lake District. I wish I was there right now. 20 years ago I worked at Langdale YHA for a year and I managed to walk most of the main fells. I’m slowly trying to revisit some when I have the time.
    Walking in my fifties does not seem to be easier than in my thirties for me though. I do have more time to take in the views however. My next task is to walk up Bow Fell which is one of my favourites.

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    1. Selina Post author

      Wow lucky you – that you had that opportunity. Bow fell from the Langdales I imagine? Great views across to the Scafell range from the top. Enjoy your trip.

      Thanks for your comment.



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