So that’s it – the end – the last Marilyn – Snowdon! We made a very last minute decision to go today the 8th September 2012 mainly due to the fantastic weather forecast and also because our diary was becoming alarmingly full. We suddenly realised that we had very few opportunities left to complete the challenge this year. So when the BBC’s weather girl Carol said “it’s going to be fine” we threw the boots in the car and drove like the wind. Continue reading The Final Marilyn – Snowdon
The Cheviot, our penultimate Marilyn – a walk of water, bogs and sunshine and a long, long drive to get there! This was a tiring and hard day, travelling for some three and a half hours to get to the start of a nine mile walk followed by a three and a half hour drive back! But it was well worth it, Continue reading The Penultimate Marilyn – The Cheviot.
Our walk today – the 11th June – began from a lay-by next to the Temperance Inn at Crosskeys in the heart of the Howgills. We realised quite early on that we need not look here for a beer on our return, coffee maybe – beer no! Not at all downhearted we decided that a cup of coffee and a cake would be reward enough for our efforts! Continue reading The Calf – Marilyn Number 28.
Well we are back in the Lakes and pursuing a few more Marilyns. Today the 10th June we chose to do Coniston – but would you Adam and Eve it – for the second time in our challenge we were sharing our walk with a triathlon!!!!! Continue reading Coniston Old Man – Number 27!!!
Our next walk on 26th May was up Ingleborough, another of the mountains making up the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. This is a truly stunning walk with lots of different and interesting points of interest on its route. We started from Clapham village on yet another hot and cloudless day. Continue reading Marilyn Number 26 – Ingleborough
On the 25th May 2012 our latest route began at the Station Inn car park by Ribblehead Viaduct. It was a very, very, hot morning with an unbroken blue sky. Immediately before us stood the towering viaduct built to carry the Settle to Carlisle railway. Continue reading Its been too long…. but here it is at last – Marilyn Number 25 – Whernside
It seems an age since I last wrote a blog, indeed it is nearly two months ago. We managed to get our 24thMarilyn completed at the end of October and were hoping that we were back in the groove again. But due to various factors, some out of our control and some totally self inflicted we have not managed to get another walk in. Continue reading A Pause in Proceedings….
Since the beginning of September when the rain and winds sent us packing from the mountain tops we have not been able to do any Marilyns due to various factors and hopefully you will have missed reading our blogs! The remainder of September and the beginning of October was always going to be a write off walk-wise due to other commitments including celebrating Bob’s 60th but we had hoped to start walking again earlier than this. However because of bad colds (in Bob’s case “man-flu”), family commitments and Bob’s Silverstone Drift Experience we did not get going again until Friday the 28th October…. Continue reading Back to it… Marilyn 24 – Moel Siabod
This is just a brief summary of the week we spent in Sedbergh, Yorkshire. We had booked a cottage for two for a week beginning 3rd September with the vainglorious intention of bagging as many Marilyns as we possibly could – hopefully six! Continue reading A Brief Summary of a September Break
We woke up to slightly worse conditions this morning the 5thSeptember but the met office kept reassuring us that the weather would not be too bad. So, armed with this information, your two gullible walkers once more proceeded to risk life and limb in order to ascend Cross Fell. Continue reading Cross Fell – Marilyn Number Twenty Three.