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Walking Songs

I have quite a large music collection – built up over many years; including vinyl singles, LPs, CDs and more recently almost exclusively downloads from various locations. So I thought

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Handy Tip #34

Bring the Hills to Work with you For a couple of years now I’ve used this technique to remind me constantly of my favourite places to walk. Whether you’re a

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Anti-Spam Techniques

This post is in the way of an apology to anyone who may have a problem posting a comment on this site form now on. Over the past few months

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What would you write?

That was the question posed by Nick Newcomen after he finished his 30 day trek across the USA – he used a GPS and a car and drove across 30

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Herriot Way

I spent a few weeks at the back end of last year walking some wonderful paths in the Yorkshire Dales, many of them had a purpose – I was preparing

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First Contact

We’ve probably all done it… especially on a winter walk… followed in someone else’s footprints that is. Sometimes for a long period. It’s happened to me three times this year

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Back home

Well the op went well apparently. The consultant tells me that there was minimal damage to the knee and she only had to do a small amount of remedial work.

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OS under the spotlight in You & Yours

I was pointed in the direction of You and Yours on Radio 4 on Monday at noon. Apparently (I am hopefully reliably informed) they will be discussing the Ordnance Survey

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One last walk before the op!

I have one weekend left before I go under the knife – so I have my fingers, toes, legs and everything else that is even remotely cross-able, crossed in the

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Hollywood in the Yorkshire Dales

I was watching a film the other week – one of those 1am films that they can’t show at any other time as they are just so awful it would

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Spam Filter

A quick question to folk who have commented (or tried to comment) to my blog recently….. Have you had any problems getting comments accepted through the spam filter? I’m using

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New Lakes walking blog

Just a quick post to bring folks attention to a brand new walking blog, mainly covering the Lakes, from someone who has recently got into walking and has developed a

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Official: I’m Old!

I’ve been told I’m old – officially, by a doctor no less. Of course she didn’t use the work “old”, she used something much more laden with dread and clouded

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One of our sheepdogs is missing!

We approached the gate tentatively, the large, snarling, barking yellow dog ensured that we weren’t going to go through it, and called through the open kitchen door to a woman

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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

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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

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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,

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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