Tagged: dales

Malham Cove on the Pennine Way 5

No Time Like the Present

Or so the saying goes. Typically I’m a ‘leave it to the last minute’ sort of person, but that approach is never going to work for the Pennine Way project. I have to check the accuracy of every single one of the 270+ pages in the book, I have to...

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Mallerstang Edge

I returned to the Dales this weekend, to revisit one of the Yorkshire Tops, namely High Seat, which has a Concrete Ring trig point that I had missed on my previous visit. There was a small chance of snow in the forecast, so I was expecting a cold walk –...

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Buckden Pike

Good to get back out onto the fells – no more “Slave to The List” for me this winter – I’m going to walk where I want! Route Description: Buckden, Buckden Beck, Buckden Lead Mines, Buckden Pike, Buckden Rake, Buckden Notes: After two weekends of no walking, I absolutely had...

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The Tributaries Walk

I’ve just sent my latest book for publishing – which sounds awfully grand – but isn’t really. It just means it’s been completed, formatted and proof read and is now submitted to the on-line printing service I use. This is a guide book for a walk through the Yorkshire Dales...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Eight

Sunday 19th June – Kirkby Stephen to Shap Today I shall mostly be wearing black and looking depressed with “The Hardest Walk” by The Jesus & Mary Chain. Although it wasn’t actually raining when I set out this morning, it did look black and horrible and the forecast was for...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Seven

Saturday 18th June – Keld to Kirkby Stephen Today I shall mostly be wearing my old school uniform in tribute to “Evil Walks” by AC/DC. I think it was the great Sir Isaac Newton who suggested that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction (feel free to correct...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Six

Friday 17th June – Reeth to Keld Today I shall mostly be headbanging whilst walking to “Walk On” by Deep Purple. Note: Apologies, but there are no photos for the next two days – for some unknown reason the bloody camera hasn’t been writing them to the memory card. The...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Five Supplemental

Some readers (Dave) may be pleased to hear that I had a pleasant afternoon in Reeth, it’s still not my fave place, but I has an excellent ice cream, got a good phone signal and had a lovely chat with the wife while sitting in the sun in the village...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Five

Thursday 16th June – Richmond to Reeth Today I shall mostly be doing my infamous Karaoke version of “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed. I had the best nights sleep of the walk so far. In fact I more a curtly just died at about 9pm and awoke...

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Favourite Place Names?

We all come across funny, weird or down-right bizarre place names as we browse our OS maps. The Yorkshire Dales is an absolute gold mine, and as I was planning a walk for the weekend I found my new all-time favourite of all the odd place names in England…. Flamethrower...