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    Video : A Stroll on Striding Edge

    As a college student I got to spend a year at the University of Lancaster, which is only 30 miles from the English Lake District. I joined the hiking club there and did lots of rambles, and a highlight for me that year was a week long trek that me and a couple of mates made where we stealth camped the whole way. Whenever business takes me to England and I have a chance to get back up there for a hike, I do.

    Part 2 of my weekend in England had me arrive in the Lake District in mid afternoon, take a bit of a ramble around in the hills, then make my stealthy hang near the Haweswater Reservoir. In the morning I drove over to the village of Glenridding which was my trailhead for a hike up to Helvellyn via the Striding Edge. This is one of the classic Lakeland hikes.

    I took a fair number of video snippets along the way, mixed in Google Earth and the Trinity College, Cambridge choir to cook up a video trip report.

    Cannibal--the mist on the Lake is at 3:18. An interesting point not made in the video is that Haweswater was created in the 30's by building a dam to flood a valley that contained a village. Everyone was moved out, including the graves. I'm told that when the water is low you can see the village down there. Until recently a church spire would stick out of the water when it was low.

    The link (you do want to see this in HQ) is here.



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    That was very well done. Very informative about the area. The only thing I wish you had gotten was video of the dogs working the sheep. I have owned a border collie for many years.

    Thanks for taking the time to make this.

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    Excellent work on the video, Ursa. looks very barren atop those ridges, no where to hang, but beatiful country.thanks for sharing your trip.

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    Very nice report/film Grizz.... Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow, fantastic trip report! I love the use of google earth to show your route and all the history mixed in was very cool.

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    excellent report griz, I thank you have a future in working for the tourism board.
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    Wow Griz that was great. You rally must be planning on how you were going to put this all together for us. What, no Bridge?
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    Very enjoyable TR/video, Grizz!

    A while back a friend told me about hiking in that area, but they had very few photos. It was great to really get an eye full ! Loads of great info!

    Thanks!

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    Wow Grizz .... like watching a National Geographic Special!!!!
    Very well put together.....
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    Ya, Grizz top quality video. You just gave me some great ideas on how to do some future videos. Great looking area too.

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