The Cumbria Way- Day 5: Borrowdale to Walla Crag

Langstrath-Borrowdale-Walla Crag-Castle Rigg By early morning the wind was still buffeting the tent and the sky was obstinately grey. But a nights sleep and the prospect of an easier day hiking down through Borrowdale put a spring in our step.  We made tea and crunched granola in the lee of a large boulder before donning…

Where and why does a journey begin?

Scallop shells, the traditional symbol of the Pilgrim Where and why does a journey begin? Does it begin with a dream, an idea, a conversation, a guidebook or the first step? Does it begin with the glint of high snows on sunlit peaks, the glimpse of a trail winding into the forest, the sound of…