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Sandwood Bay

I had an excellent weekend away with my brother and a friend. We spent three excellent nights in the wonderful Inchnadamph Hotel, with the main target being an ascent of

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Ravenber Way #FAIL

8th July 2019: Garrigill to Allenheads – 12m If you asked me describe my perfect hill path I would probably just point you at the bridleway that runs over Knockshield

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Ravenber Way – Day 1

7th July 2019: Dufton to Garrigill – 15.5m I knew I wasn’t fit, but today exposed that as one of the understatements of the millennium! I’m in my B&B in

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Ravenber Way – Day 0

6th July 2019: Home to Dufton I heard the rain on the window before I got out of bed this morning. Bloody typical, it’s not rained for 2 weeks around

Camping

Fort William to Bealach a’ Chaorainn

This should be a Cape Wrath Trail report, broken into 7 or 8 different days, but if you’ve read my previous post you’ll understand why it’s not. For those that

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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

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Herriot Way 2019

Next week I’ll be driving to Aysgarth to begin 5 days walking around some of my favourite northern Yorkshire Dales. The primary motivation for this is to do a complete

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Tributaries Walk Day 2

Another early night resulted in another early rise, I was conscious by about 5am and snoozed until 7am. A quick look out the bedroom window revealed grey skies but I

View, or lack of, from Great Shunner Fell summit
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Tributaries Walk Day 1

It was thundering and lightning further down the valley when I arrived at the Moorcock Inn last night. I’d had an easy drive up from home through moderate Friday evening

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Eden Way Day 7

Carlisle to Wetheral (again!) – 7.5 miles Breakfast at the Jolly Farmer’s was a rowdy affair. I’d asked for 8am and wished I’d asked for 7.30 – there were 12

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Eden Way Day 6

Appleby to Kirkby Stephen – 12 miles Today I walked from Appleby station to Kirkby Stephen. It rained all day, snowed for a while in the middle and I was

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Eden Way Day 5

Langwathby to Appleby – 0 miles! A quick update from last night. I had an excellent Steak and Ale pie for tea, with lovely, rich gravy and some excellent hand

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Eden Way Day 4

Armathwaite to Langwathby – 11.5 miles Breakfast was a bit disorganised, with a young chef running around like a headless chicken, but it was tasty enough. I was joined by

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Eden Way Day 3

Wetheral to Armathwaite – 9.5 miles I patched the biggest and most painful blister with one of my two Compeeds and left the others to their own devices – it

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Eden Way Day 2

Carlisle to Wetheral – 11 miles I slept well and never had recourse to use the ear plugs. The Cartref (odd name eh?) is a proper business B&B, it must