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Alternative Dales Way – Day 1

If I hadn’t been inappropriately dressed, today would have been pretty much perfect. Even the fact that I’m nowhere near fit and I’m carrying too much weight around my midriff

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My Alternative Dales Way

Despite my crash out of the Southern Upland Way earlier this year, I find that I still have a pressing need to walk. This comes as an immense relief in more


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


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


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

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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

A wintery summit shelter on Great Shunner Fell
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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

Waterfall in Hawes, right in the centre of the village
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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

A wet camp outside Gargrave

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

Malham Cove on the Pennine Way
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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.

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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


Favourite Place Names?

We all come across funny, weird or down-right bizarre place names as we browse our OS maps. The Yorkshire Dales is an absolute gold mine, and as I was planning


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


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


Walk Report: Aysgarth to Askrigg

I avoided Cumbria last weekend – for obvious reasons, and my thoughts go out to everyone affected by the floods. I went instead to Yorkshire and chose a walk along


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


Walk Report: Rogan’s Seat

Date: 5th Sep 2009 Stats: 13.0 miles, 2200 feet Weather: Sunny to begin, windy and cloudy tops, rain starting later Trig Points: 1: TP6768 – Water Crag Yorks Top 30:


Walk Report: Wild Boar Fell

Date: 30th Aug 2009 Location: Dales Distance: 12.0 miles Weather: Sunny to begin, cloudy tops, spitting rain, windy, very, very wet underfoot Ascent: 2500 feet Trig Points: 1: TP6943 –