No Man Is An Island
Thorney How – Friday 18th July – 8.30pm
A WALK, SONGS & TALKS for MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
by STEVE WHARTON
Along the walk I’ll be staging free, mini-gigs with a talk running between the songs. Although my songs are not overtly about mental health, they do link with themes I’ll be covering in the talk and there’ll be time for discussion afterwards. A couple of the events will also feature some guests, playing music and adding special themes to the evening.
Featuring at Thorney How on Friday 18th July – 8.30pm
Another exciting bit of news is that Frank Turner has offered to shout about this project on twitter and facebook to all his fans. He’s also been kind enough to suggest one of his songs for me to play at the gigs. To find out which one… you’ll have to come along.
All events are taking place in Cumbria, northwest England, July 2014.
Website with further information
Three great photos for you this morning, with morning mist and blue skies – looking forwards to a grand day in the Lakes.
Up towards Helvellyn, this is the Coast to Coast route to Patterdale. Views of Seat Sandal. Grisedale Hause (the Gap before Grisedale Tarn), Fairfield and Great Rigg.
This is our view of Helm Crag from the top of the How at Thorney How, overlooking our roof line.
First autumn colours appearing in the garden.
We enjoyed reading ‘Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk’ a blog by Paul Tinker who completed the walk with his mate Dave and dog Toby, June 5th-June 16th 2011.
Thorney How was their Grasmere stop over, glad you made it guys!
The Coast to Coast Walk is the brainchild of Alfred Wainwright. It crosses three National Parks, and includes some of England’s best loved scenery. It is generally considered best to start at St. Bees beside the Irish Sea. The walk then passes through the mountains of the Lake District, across the Pennines and down into Swaledale, then over The North York Moors and beyond to Robin Hood’s Bay and the east coast.
Thorney How in Grasmere is one of the primary stops along the walk as the path crosses right by our main entrance.
See The Blog Here
They say – ‘Lakeland Walker is the only walking magazine devoted to the Lake District’ – ‘The next best thing to being on the fells’
We like – Readers Photos
And the – Photo Competition – I’m guessing this editions photo is looking across Crummock Water from somewhere near the top of Crag Hill (s’OK competition has ended now!) Great photo by the way.
But they also have some great walking featrures and the 45 minute fixes with lots of helpful information.
One of the very popular walks that you can do right form our doorstep is the small but prominent peak of Helm Crag, also fondly known as ‘The Lion and The Lamb’. Helm Crag is one of the peaks listed in Wainwright’s Central Fells guide book published in 1958. Wainwright states that Helm Crag’s height is 1,299ft but the more modern OS 1:25,000 map now puts it at 405m (1,328ft).
Wainwright also states that Helm Crag ‘may well be the best known of all Lakeland fells’ and describes it as ‘an exhilarating little climb’, ‘if it has a fault it is that it is too short’.
We’re very proud of the fact that Thorney How is of course listed in Wainwrights guide and the hostel features on his drawn maps as a Youth Hostel. Thorney How (the rock feature) is part of the SE line of crags that trail down towards Grasmere as an extension to the ridge from Gibson Knott. Gibson Knott itself is also well worth the extra 1 mile extension to the walk.
I have been climbing Helm Crag since I can remember and I was very probably carried up it by my parents before that!
For more walk details see: http://www.leaney.org/lake_district_fells.php?fell_id=helm_crag
31 March 2011 / News / Walks
One of the great walks to do in the UK is Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk
Traditionally starting at St bees on the west coast and ending at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast the route passes right by Thorney How situated right in the centre of the Lake District National Park on an adjacent track. Several guests that we have booked in are already using the Hostel as a nights stay at Grasmere, one of the potential stopovers in the early stages of the 192 mile journey.
The Sherpa Van offers travellers a convenient regular daily baggage moving service between key Coast to Coast locations such as Grasmere. We are please to announce that we are now one of the accommodation providers listed via The Sherpa Van’s website, although at the time of writing this all of the reviews added to the site were from when Thorney How was managed by the YHA.
If you’re up for a challenge why not try the Grasmere Fells & Tarns & Gingerbread challenge event coming up on the 16th April. Organisaed by the Morecambe Bay & Bowland Long Distance Walkers Association Group you can enter online here.
Money raised will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease Association & Grasmere First Responders.
You can find out more about the Long Distance Walkers Association, their other events and also find us listed on their website too. http://www.ldwa.org.uk
With over 6000 members and sach Spring Bank Holiday Weekend they have a ‘flagship’ event, which entails walking 100 miles in 48 hours. This year’s 100 mile event will take place in Shropshire.