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Dales Tip-to-Tip – Day 1

2nd July 2022: Ellishaw Hill to Burnsall Bridge – 10.1m Regular readers may remember a post from the back end of last year where I planned a ‘Dales Adventure‘ –

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Speyside Way – Day 7

20th May 2022: Kincraig to Newtonmore – 13.5 miles I met another of my fellow guests last night as I was putting a bottle of water in the little communal

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Speyside Way – Day 6

19th May 2022: Boat of Garten to Kincraig – 13 miles It seems I jumped to premature (and incorrect) conclusions last night, and in my grump I bundled Fraoch Lodge

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Speyside Way – Day 5

18th May 2022: Grantown to Boat of Garten – 11 miles The Ben Mhor Hotel is cheap. It’s £42.50 for a single en-suite room, so almost half the price of

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Speyside Way – Day 4

17th May 2022: Cragganmore to Grantown – 15 miles Day 4 on a long distance walk is when stuff begins to hurt. I’ve done plenty of two day walks this

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Speyside Way – Day 3

16th May 2022: Dufftown to Cragganmore – 15 miles I imagine today’s walk report is going to be quite short. Despite the route only being a couple of miles short

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Speyside Way – Day 2

15th May 2022: Fochabers to Dufftown – 17.5 miles I have the full set, all nine of them: 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. I remember

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Speyside Way – Day 1

14th May 2022: Buckie to Fochabers – 11 miles Oh my goodness, I’m in post-walk heaven! I’ve had one of the best showers I’ve ever experienced outside my own home,

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 5

16th June 2021: Selkirk to Hawick – 14 miles I escaped in to the murk and mizzle at exactly 7am – unlike the plucky soldiers and airmen who escaped from

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 4

15th June 2021: Innerleithen to Selkirk – 14 miles Day 4 has just snatched the ‘best day of the walk’ title from day 2! Glorious paths, only 1/2 a mile

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 3

14th June 2021: Peebles to Innerleithen – 11 miles I found the bed a bit lumpy last night and the pillows were hard enough that I have a sore ear

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 2

13th June 2021: West Linton to Peebles – 14 miles Well that was one helluva good day’s walking! It’s the best day’s walking I can remember for a long time.

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 1

12th June 2021: Little Vantage to West Linton – 10 miles I’ve been trying to walk this path for 2 years – in 2019 I had to cancel all my

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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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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