Adventures in Wasdale

Without a doubt Wasdale is my favourite part of the Lake District. It’s a bit wilder than heading to the well traversed towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. The towns are smaller, the roads are narrow and windy, and the country pubs are remote. This weekend we started in Nether Wasdale and climbed up Buckbarrow,…

Ben Nevis: Climbing Britain’s Highest Mountain

One of our goals while living in the UK was to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales. Our first year, we travelled to Snowdonia and climbed the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and spent some time enjoying ourselves among the castles and seaside. Last summer, we visited the beautiful and remote Wasdale Head,…

 Summer in the Lakes

Everyone tells me that Cumbria gets the worst weather in England, and it seems to be true.  This summer is unlike one I’ve ever experienced at home in the states; I can count the number of times I’ve worn shorts all day on one hand and the temperature seems stuck in the 60’s most days….