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Sunday, 18 April 2010

The fix is in

Taking Doc Dumas at his word and getting the legs out on a regular basis.  We've retraced some old steps and found some new ones around the  locale, pushing the envelope out past 5 miles wide with a farm shop expedition all the way from Winston. 

Landmarks located all along the Teesdale way - some history, some property, all helping with walking up some therapy.

The old Gainford Spar - actually a faithful repro of an old faithful.

Apparently this place is occupied on one floor only by a solitary bloke

Two miles west of Piercebridge, what's left of the iron road between Darlington and upper Teesdale.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Baked Lime

Pensioners meet at Windmore.  Pinging day, perfect conditions, and Norm's introduction to the delights of this little crag.  Windmore old timers in attendance, whole place to ourselves, six routes done, all good. No climbing for me of course!

Grassy Crack, Sue's Route, Lime Street, Windy Moss, Suntrip and Bloodbath. Did my bit with setting up safety systems and general factotum of a medium order moderation duties, pixel prep etc.   Beers on the patio.  Great to be out with the chaps again.

After the flood

Getting better all the time, walking most days, Saturday April 10th out to the Newlands Valley, lovely day, steady 4 miles in about 90 minutes, feeling good.

Some paths washed away by the November floods, so pottered along the quiet lanes around Swinside, enjoyed a swift half at the local hostelry.