I live on the edge of the Lake District so my wife and I are often out there soaking up the wonderful scenery, but we go elsewhere too. In my youth I was a climber and also did a lot of peaks all around the UK and abroad. Now I'm getting on a bit so I'm happy to wander along a lake shore as well as bagging a Wainwright. I found this site as I was looking for an alternative to the forum I have been on for years, it got too political and nit picking, with trolls a plenty under every bridge. My nickname Pitboot comes from when I was in the army, a lot of my comrades were ex miners from Stoke, and I ended up with this moniker.