Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Greetings

Kay & I just back from the Easter evening celebration at the parish Church in Wigton; we've had family at Blaithwaite for the weekend (see kite flying photos); first campers of the new season on site & our regular Easter visitors both before & after the weekend. Its been a great week for activity with fell running, walking & mine exploration.

Good Friday
Fell Run - The Dodds

With: Martin
Weather: 22 degC; no wind
Approx 12 miles; 3,500' ascent; 3hr 25 mins

This was effectively the second leg of the Bob Graham Round cut in half & made into a circular route. Start & finish from Hill Top Farm in St Johns in the Vale. Ascent of Clough Head from the Old Coach Rd was brutal; fantastic running on the ridge: especially Gt Dodd - Watsons & Watsons - Stybarrow. Descent of Sticks Pass played havoc with the knees. I was well pleased with completing the 4 mile road run to finish in less than half an hour at the hottest part of the day.

Me on the move

Martin on Stybarrow

Maunday Thursday
Fell Walk - Langdales

With: On my own
Weather: Hot, dry & sunny

Stickle Barn; Stickle Tarn; Sergeant Man; High Raise; Thunacar Knott & back to Stickle Tarn.
Loads of nav practise - all good. Only issue today was that I left my camera on summit of High Raise!
19 April 2011
Mine Trip - Birk Gill & Ingray Gill

With: Alan Rainford
Weather: Warm, hazy evening

Birk Gill - lower adit approx 50m level

Ingray Gill - waist deep water at portal
17 April 2011
Fell Run - Roughton Gill

With: On my own
Weather: fine & sunny
Approx: 6 miles & 1500' ascent

Sunlit Iron Craggs

Mexico Mine

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