On the fifth of July of this year I finished remaking the video of scenes taken with my video camera with all the recorded music removed. At the time I wrote in my diary ‘Incredibly, this took me six weeks.’ Then I discovered that much of the sound and a smaller amount of the picture were missing, and it took a further twelve weeks to get this put right. Then I found that seven words were missing from the commentary so that it didn’t make sense, but happily this was corrected the next day. There are still some bad joins, but they are not important, and an attempt to improve them might make them worse. The videos may be see here, and there is more information about them in Blog 26.

The discs were uploaded for me by Designworks, whose office is situated in a building called the Mintworks in Highgate, Kendal, just north of the junction with Captain French Lane. The most remarkable thing about this building is that the frontage is adorned with an enormous number of fossils. I have never seen so many crammed together before in my life.

Here is a list of butterflies that I have seen in Britain. The asterisks indicate species that I remember seeing before I left Great Hallingbury more than seventy years ago.

Adonis blue
Brimstone *
Chalkhill blue
Clouded yellow
Comma *
Common blue
Dark green fritillary
Green hairstreak
Green-veined white
Holly blue
Large skipper
Large white *
Lulworth skipper
Orange tip *
Marbled white
Meadow brown
Mountain ringlet
Painted lady
Peacock *
Red admiral *
Silver-studded blue
Silver-washed fritillary
Small blue
Small copper
Small tortoise-shell *
Small white
Speckled wood
Small heath
Wall (32)

The latest addition to the list is the green hairstreak, which I saw on Pinhaw Beacon on 19th April 2011 and elsewhere two days later, when I was working on the Pennine Way.

Ancient trackways

On page 2 of the Ling Fell chapter of the North Western Fells Wainwright wrote a short paragraph about a grass lane. I found out that this was called Green Lonning, and I added the name to the map in 2008. In 2021 I read The Ancient Trackways of Cumbria by Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park and learned about the following names that I could have added if I had known about them at the time.

On page 2 of the Steel Knotts chapter in the Far Eastern Fells the path from Lanty Tarn to Mellguards is known as the Sessions Path.

On pages 2 and 3 of the Great Crag chapter in the Central Fells the path from Stonethwaite to Dock Tarn is known as the Fairy Path

The grass lane featured at the foot of page 2 of the Seatallan chapter in the Western Fells is known as Guards Lonning

On page 135 of the Outlying Fells the path heading south-east from Stonestar is now signposted ‘Parson’s Road’.

The best name of all is Ticklebelly Alley, the walled path that cuts off the corner from Boot to the valley road on page 181 of the Outlying Fells. This could have been named on the map by using an arrow.

On pages 194-5 of the Outlying Fells the rough road from Wellington Bridge to Blengdale Lodge is known as Bleng Lonning. It can also be found in the bottom left-hand corner of page 8 of the Caw Fell chapter in the Western Fells.