Interesting, amusing or useful links

 

Definition of a Geezer

 

Is the term old geezer tautological? Should we be the diamond geezers?

A tribute to A.H. Griffin

 

Contributor to the Guardian's Country Diary for 53 years, he wrote about his native Lake District with a matchless evocation of place

Big Josie

 

Who can forget the erstwhile landlady of the Burnooor Inn (Especially for Martin and John)

The Cruelist Form of Eye Test for Old Geezers

 

Just for fun!

Garmin Foretrex 101

 

Wearable Personal Navigator

GPS Babel

 

Flatten the Tower of Babel that the authors of various programs for manipulating GPS data have imposed upon us.

GPS Mountain and Hill Waypoints

 

Lists of GPS waypoints for walking in UK mountains and hills in various GPS file formats. Includes Trigpoints, Munros, Wainwrights, Corbetts, Hewitts, Marilyns, Nuttalls and more

Guides to the Lakes

 

Old maps and guides of Lakeland

Middle Ruddings Hotel, Braithwaite  

Recommended accommodation/real ale bar near Keswick

Mountain Weather Information Service

 

Essential guide to mountain weather

The Jake Thackray Website

 

For fans of the late great Jake Thackray

Naithsmith's Rule  

Walking rule of thumb (and Tranter's correction!)

Time and Date

 

Sunrise and Sunset for U.K

TrackLogs  

Digital Mapping software for use with GPS kit

Wainwright Society  

The primary aim of the Society is to keep alive the things which AW promoted through the guidebooks, started 51 years ago, and the many other publications which were the 'labour of love' of a large portion of his life.

Wainwright's Lakeland Fells  

Wonderful 360 degree panoramas from all 214 Wainwright's summits

Walking Essays by A.H.Sidgwick

 

Written around 100 years ago. (Warning - it's a large pdf file!)

Where-wolf  

Essential tool for giving accurate grid references


" And in the darkest hours of urban depression I will sometimes take out that dog's-eared map and dream awhile of more spacious days; and perhaps a dried blade of grass will fall out of it to remind me that once I was a free man on the hills, ....".

    A. H. Sidgwick
     
     

("... and sang the Seventh Symphony to the sheep on Wetherlam.")

 

 

 

 

 
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