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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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New Year, New Me!

A Litany of Failures! Regular readers will know I had a pretty shocking time last year when it came to long distance paths in particular and walking in general. I

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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

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 4

21st April 2019: Keld to Aysgarth – 14.5m When I set out this morning I had every intention of walking from Keld to Reeth along the new low route, beside

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 3

20th April 2019: Keld to Reeth – 12m I slept like a log (an expression that has always baffled me), that is to say I slept soundly. Soft pillows helped

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 2

19th April 2019: Hawes to Keld – 11.8m I dozed off about 8pm last night, but never got a decent period of sleep, thanks to the inconsiderate twat in the

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 1

18th April 2019: Aysgarth to Hawes – 13.1m I set out from Aysgarth in a mixed frame of mind this morning. It  was good to be walking again, but the