Tagged: dales

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March #MicroAdventure

I’ve never been disappointed when I’ve stayed at Tan Hill Inn and this time was no different. We had planned to camp on the rough, boulder-strewn land behind the pub but when we were sitting at the bar ordering beer and food we spotted their bunkhouse offered a Full English...

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February #MicroAdventure

Chris (www.pilgrimchris.com) and I headed to the hills again last weekend for another walk in our #MicroAdventure calendar. We had planned to do this trip in the last weekend of February, but for various reasons we couldn’t make it, so although this was now March, we still classed this as...

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January #MicroAdventure

At the back end of 2014 an article, publicised through Twitter, caught my eye – and it would seem, the eyes of many other walkers and backpackers. The article was from Alistair Humphreys and it discussed the idea of getting out into the hills, for at least one night every...

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"It’s Make Your Mind Up Time"

I’m old enough to remember that catchphrase, but I guess many people reading this will not be and many who do will not remember it’s origin. So answers on a postcard, in your own handwriting, or append a comment if you can tell me who made it famous and what...

A wintery summit shelter on Great Shunner Fell 5

Hardraw to Tan Hill Inn

I had a great evening in the Green Dragon, the only thing that could have improved it would have been some comfy chairs. The ones they have are all wooden chairs with the odd scatter cushion to ease the pain. But I found an empty seat beside the fire, so...

Waterfall in Hawes, right in the centre of the village 2

Ribblehead to Hardraw

An easy day to start with, though it started at 5:30 in order to drive the 120 miles to Appleby to catch the early train to Ribblehead. I only had about 12 miles to do and with almost no height gain in comparison to my usual day walks I felt...

A wet camp outside Gargrave 0

Pennine Way Loading: 10% Complete

I’ve now done 30 miles of the Pennine Way as part of the Trailblazer guide book update. That’s about 10% of the total mileage that I need to cover during the re-walk. The official route length is about 256 miles, but with options such as the Bowes Loop and the...

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...