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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 5

16th June 2021: Selkirk to Hawick – 14 miles I escaped in to the murk and mizzle at exactly 7am – unlike the plucky soldiers and airmen who escaped from

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 4

15th June 2021: Innerleithen to Selkirk – 14 miles Day 4 has just snatched the ‘best day of the walk’ title from day 2! Glorious paths, only 1/2 a mile

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 3

14th June 2021: Peebles to Innerleithen – 11 miles I found the bed a bit lumpy last night and the pillows were hard enough that I have a sore ear

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 2

13th June 2021: West Linton to Peebles – 14 miles Well that was one helluva good day’s walking! It’s the best day’s walking I can remember for a long time.

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 1

12th June 2021: Little Vantage to West Linton – 10 miles I’ve been trying to walk this path for 2 years – in 2019 I had to cancel all my

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 4

24th May 2021: Reeth to Richmond – 12 miles Well that was another interesting day, something of a roller-coaster (geographically rather than emotionally thankfully today). At the start of this

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 3

23rd May 2021: West Burton to Reeth – 14 miles Well that was an interesting day, something of a roller-coaster (emotionally rather than geographically).   I had an excellent meal in

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 2

22nd May 2021: Kettlewell to West Burton – 12 miles My delayed start to this walk seems to have paid dividends, as I only had a couple of stomach cramps

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 1

21st May 2021: Settle to Kettlewell – 15 miles I was supposed to be walking today, but rather than writing this in my B&B in Grassington after a long day’s

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Injury Frustrations

This is one of those posts that’s mainly for me, a stake in the ground for my future reference, something to record my current state of mind and body –

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Cross-Dales Trails

Last year was a disaster. The death of 75,000 Britons, in any context is a disaster. We aren’t out the other side of this yet of course, but 2021 looks

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Ups and Downs in Lockdown

I didn’t feel it go, but at some point in a 50 yard stretch of descent from Edale Rocks my left calf began to hurt quite badly. It felt like

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I guess an awful lot of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are thinking the same thing as me at the moment… should I carry on with the holiday I have planned, or should I put it on the back burner and pick it up later in the year?

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Kinder via William Clough

7.8 mls, 12.55 km 1900 ft, 579.1 m Bowden Bridge Car Park 07:33 to 11:23 Peak District Walk Number 643 Walk Notes: My first proper hill walk since fracturing my

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Derwent Valley Heritage Way

4th & 5th December 2019: Ladybower Reservoir to Baslow – 13 miles I was up at 05:50, 10 mins before the alarm, and leapt out of bed before remembering I

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One Last Hurrah!

As you may have seen from a couple of previous posts, my plan for the last couple of months of the year was to walk the River Nidd Trail over

Sunrise as we begin Sunday's walk
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River Nidd Trail Section 1

Nether Poppleton to Goldsborough – 20 miles Saturday 19th October 2019 I’ve broken this walk down into three sections, that are each completed over a weekend. The Saturday part is

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River Nidd Trail

Chris (@PilgrimChris on Twitter and at www.pilgrimchris.co.uk) and I have been trying to align walking calendars since our aborted walk along the Cape Wrath Trail in May. Various things have