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Walk Report: Ben Lawers

Date: 8th Jul 2008 Stats: 7.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Overcast and grey to begin, but warming gradually and sunny towards the end Trig Points: 1: TP1281 – Ben Lawers Munros: 2: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers Other Info: Fine visitor centre with parking (£2 voluntary fee) and toilets Summary: Visitor...

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End of an era

It’s always a sad moment when something comes to the end of it’s life and so it was on Saturday afternoon as I arrived back at the car following a walk around the Dales. They’ve been with me almost since the beginning of my walking career, four years ago, and...

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Gragareth & Great Coum

As I expected, today’s weather was pretty foul and Metcheck had it almost right. The wind was much stonger than predicted and the rain didn’t start until about 2 hours after it was scheduled to. I was pleased with myself though, because I exercised my will power two or three...

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Walk Report: Gragareth

Date: 5th Jul 2008 Stats: 14.5 miles, 2000 feet Weather: Overcast, very windy, gale force on summits, heavy rain for last hour Trig Points: 3: TP6551 – Tow Scar, TP3427 – Gragareth Fell, TP2488 – Crag Hill Yorks Top 30: 3: Gragareth, Great Coum, Crag HIll Other Info: Layby parking...

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Typical weekend weather

Why is it that the weather is great all week and then turns nasty at the weekend? Whilst sitting in the car or the house or the office at work all week it is my perception that the weather has generally been pretty good. All right it is the English summer time,...

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New Diary On-line

I have finally got the diary section set up the way I want it. Hopefully this will encourage me to update this section a bit more frequently than I have been doing in the past.

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Walk Report: Loughrigg & Silver How

Date: 28th Jun 2008 Stats: 10.5 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Overcast all day, occasional drizzle, but warm and muggy Trig Points: 1: TP4549 – Loughrigg Fell Wainwrights: 3: Loughrigg Fell, Silver How, Blea Rigg Other Info: Parking £5 all day at White Moss, with toilets over the road Summary: White...

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Walk Report: Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Date: 14th Jun 2008 Stats: 24.0 miles, 5300 feet Weather: Mostly fine and warm, rain shower for 20 mins, cold on Ingleborough Trig Points: 3: TP0702 – Little Whernside, TP4102 – Ingleborough, TP5414 – Pen-y-Ghent Yorks Top 30: 3: Whernside, Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent Other Info: Ample parking at Ribblehead by the...

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Walk Report: Great Whernside

Date: 7th Jun 2008 Stats: 15.0 miles, 2600 feet Weather: Drizzle and cloud to begin, windy on top, becoming warm and sunny Trig Points: 3: TP0703 – Great Whernside, TP0149 – Hem Gill Shaw, TP1744 – Buckden Pike Yorks Top 30: 2: Great Whernside, Buckden Pike Other Info: Parking in...