The Infamous Grouse

By Richard Tart

It's late June and I'm peed off not having done a walk or got to the top of anything since March. Generally feeling unfit I decide to visit the Northern Pennines instead of Scotland as it's not so far for a failure. Driving up with an early start I'm at Penrith before nine, and end up on the road to Great Dun Fell just north of Appleby. It's a 9.50am start and the first top of Great Dun Fell (848m) is the radar station, like a huge round laced up white football this is the place to be if you ... Read full article