Tagged: walk report

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July #MicroAdventure

Our walking calendars finally aligned, allowing us to meet up for a weekend of walking, camping and catching up. After an incredible exchange of emails and GPX files, Matt (@hillplodder) and I had decided on Wales, specifically the area around New Radnor which offered a huge haul of trig points...

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The Pennine Way Process

It was now or never really. I’d been waiting until as close to deadline as possible to conduct a comprehensive village survey for the Pennine Way guide book update. I figured that there was no point doing a survey months ahead of the publication, as B&Bs close, new businesses open...

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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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Longridge Fell

The first walk of 2013 and things don’t get off to a great start for the New Year, mainly because it’s done nothing but rain for the last 3 months (or so it seems) and the ground just can’t hold any more water, so it sits on the top, making...

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Easington Fell

It was great to finally get back out onto the hills for a walk, despite the bloody awful recent weather. I was expecting to get soaked and pretty much did, more below the ankles than above to be fair, but it still rained for about an hour. A return to...

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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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Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks

Back to the Lakes for me and joined by one old friend and one new one. I’d agreed to meet Rambling Pete and his friend Steph (recently back from living in Canada and eager to get back in the UK hills) at Honister to have a wander. Route Description: Honister,...

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Dovestone Reservoir

A rest from Wainwright bagging today, as take a wander around one of my favourite edge walks. Route Description: Dovestone Res car park, Yeoman Hey res, Greenfield Res, Birchen Clough, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Res, Chew Road, Chew Piece Plantation, Dovestone Res car park Notes: I nearly didn’t walk...

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High Hartsop Dodd

Route Description: Bridgend, Brothers Water, Hartsop Hall, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Deepdale Hause, Deepdale, Bridgend. Notes: Beautiful day, only slightly spoiled by the high winds. Biting cold on tops with -19C wind chill recorded. I can feel my fitness waning as I walk...

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Black Fell & Holme Fell

Two more Wainwrights have been dutifully ticked off this weekend. Two of the lower fells, as I didn’t think my legs or lungs were truly recovered from the Man Flu of the past few weeks. As it was I got a splendid walk in, with some fantastic views and the...

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Armboth Fell & Man Flu

Route Description: Armboth, Thirlmere permissive path, Sippling Crag (The Benn), Castle Crag, Raven Crag, Forest track, Middlesteads Gill, Armboth Fell, Fisher Gill, Armboth There is a car park at Armboth (along with one at the Thirlmere dam) and it has toilets, but it also has a pay and display machine,...

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Cotswold Way – Complete!

Alex and I walked the final two days of the Cotswold Way at the weekend, finishing at the doors of Bath Abbey only 15 months after setting out from Chipping Campden. Route Description: Old Sodbury, Dodington Park, Tormarton, M4 J18, Tolldown Res, Dyrham, Cold Ashton, Ford Hall Lane, Lansdown Battlefield,...