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Walk Report: Fell Head & The Calf

Date: 22nd Aug 2009 Location: Howgills Distance: 11.0 miles Weather: Cloudy to start, becoming sunny, windy on top Ascent: 2800 feet Trig Points: 2: Time: 5 hrs 5 mins Yorks Top 30: 5: Fell Head, The Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Great Dummacks, Calders With: Alone Other Info: Free parking for...

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Prepare to be bombarded

I’m about to move all my walk reports from the unwieldy and static website to the much more dynamic medium of the diary and in future any walk reports I do will just be to the diary, rather than the website as they were previously. The website will hold a...

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Help needed!

Tex Gore and I have a three day backpacking weekend coming up in September and we need some help selecting a route. Normally we head to the Lakes – a familiar place for us both – and we feel right at home here. This may well end up being where...

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Inov-8 Roclites – Final Review

A few months ago I wrote a short review on the great customer service I received from Inov-8 (see here). The customer service was required because the Roclites I had bought 6 months earlier had started to fall apart. The soles on both shoes were shedding tread and the lining...

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Several Walks Added

I’ve not been well for the past couple of weeks, it wasn’t swine flu, but a combination throat and chest infection left me unable to go to work for a week and has meant I’ve been unable to get into the hills. This is the third weekend without a walk...

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Yarlside – 2009-07-25

I decided to return to a route I did with Rambling Pete back in March, when the fells were under a couple of feet of snow – we’d not managed to ascend Yarlside because of the snow and ice, so I wanted to come back and bag a couple of...

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Walk Report: Dodd Fell Hill from Gayle

Date: 18th Jul 2009 Location: Dales Distance: 12.0 miles Weather: Cloudy with rain spells all day Ascent: 1900 feet Trig Points: 1: TP2795 – Dodd Fell Time: 4 hrs 50 mins Yorks Top 30: 2: Dodd Fell Hill, Wether Fell With: Alone Other Info: Free roadside parking in Gayle, no...

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Walk Report: Kinder Perimeter

Date: 12th Jul 2009 Stats: 13.5 miles, 2800 feet Weather: Overcast and cloudy, some rain spells, brightening at the end Trig Points: 2: TP4216 – Kinder Low, TP3019 – Edale Moor Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Free parking in Edale village, by the Old Nags Head, toilets in Edale car park...

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"SpamFree" Blog – I hope….

I get loads of ideas for various things by reading other people’s blogs. Mostly kit I have to admit, but more recently I’ve been interested in spam filters. Over at BG, Bearded Git has been trialling a WordPress plug-in that is supposed to completely remove all spam entries from the blog...

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New Name

The WordPress v2.8 upgrade seemed to go okay and it’s fixed my admin issue thankfully. I’ve also made the slight change to the blog’s name; hopefully that will make it a little more sensible for those using a reader. I need to check a few things – namely iPhone posts,...