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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


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


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?


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 and I have been trying to align walking calendars since our aborted walk along the Cape Wrath Trail in May. Various things have

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 5

9th October 2019: Ripon to Boroughbridge to Home – 8 miles Interim report, until I get some time and calm down a bit….. A great day’s walk, with another lovely

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 4

8th October 2019: Masham to Ripon – 13.5 miles After having been bitterly disappointed at the quality of the BBC weather for the last two days (albeit being quite happy

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 3

7th October 2019: Middleham to Masham – 11 miles Breakfast at the Dante Arms was OK, I was on my own in the bar area, which was nice and as

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 2

6th October 2019: Askrigg to Middleham – 14 miles The rain never arrived! Despite what looked like an unequivocal forecast last night, 70-80% chance of heavy rain in every hour

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 1

5th October 2019: Garsdale Head to Askrigg – 12 miles I’m in the small single at the top of the stairs, the same room I’ve always had when I’ve stayed

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Yoredale Way 2019 – Day 0

4th October 2019: Home to Garsdale Head An almost perfect set of train connections meant that I arrived at the Moorcock Inn exactly on time, about 8pm. I’d walked away

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Getting back on the horse!

I felt I needed to get back on the horse that bucked me! I’ve had a pretty rotten year when it comes to long distance walking. I’m shockingly unfit, overweight



The weather was forecast to be perfect today – clear skies, warm, no wind, but just enough breeze to keep the midge at bay! And so it turned out as