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Snowdonia with The Bushcraft company-Week two

19.5.15-22.5.15 Walking with; Cokethorpe School A second week in Wales with The Bushcraft Company and a mixed bag in terms of the weather but we achieved some fantastic results with a bunch of very motivated and able kids. Day one saw the usual Trangia and tent workshops but with the forecast being for some fairly

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Snowdonia with The Bushcraft Company

11-14.5.15 Walking with; Kew Green School Snowdonia when the sun shines is one of the greatest places in the British Isles and having the chance to introduce a bunch of 9 and 10 year olds to this wonderful landscape was a real privilege. I spent the week working with The Bushcraft Co at the Outlook

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Rhinefield Ornamental Drive

20.4.15 Walking with; Dad A slightly overdue report from the lovely New Forest, time to write having recently been curtailed by Mrs H managing to go and rupture her Achilles Tendon and my subsequent role as nurse! I feel slightly shamefaced in saying I’d never visited the New Forest, in much the same way as

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A Kinder wild camp

16/17.4.15 Walking with; Sam Sam and his family were on holiday in the UK from their home in the Carcassonne region of France. After a couple of days exploring the area around Hadrian’s Wall they had made it as far as the Peak District and Sam had decided he wanted some time to explore the

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The Carneddau and Llech Ddu Spur scramble

9.4.15 Walking with; Gary Gary had never been walking in Wales before and having climbed with him at the Manchester Climbing Centre over the last couple of years I decided his debut should be on a route that might enable us to do a little scrambling as part of the day. We were blessed with

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D of E with Forest School in the Brecon Beacons

28.3.14-2.4.14 Walking with; The kids from Forest School The Duke of Edinburgh award has been inspiring young people to make the best of themselves for nearly 60 years. The award, which is graded through Bronze, Silver and Gold depending on complexity, covers four different area of learning; Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the part where Come

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Peak District and Lake District day tours

23.3.15 and 25.3.15 With; Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh   Here at Come walk with me, we feel that our expert knowledge of the Lakes, Peaks and Snowdonia put us in an excellent position to give our customers the very best experience regardless of what they want to get out of their visit. We were

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B29 Superfortress crash site on Bleaklow

17.3.15 Walking with; Helen from Bradt Guides The venerable publisher of travel guides, Bradt, have over the last couple of years been bringing out what they call “The Slow Travel” series covering a large part of the United Kingdom. Their website describes the ethos behind this series as “a sedate, measured approach which is all

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The Wild Rover by Mike Parker

  On his webpage Mike Parker has a quote from The Daily Mail exclaiming “He’s gay! He’s liberal! He’s borderline pagan! He’s even sort of Welsh!” This introduction won me over straight away and after reading this exploration and celebration of the nation’s footpaths and rights of way I might also add “He’s very funny……”.

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A week on the slopes-Skiing in La Plagne

  Just back from a week’s skiing on the slopes of La Plagne. After a 9 hour transfer (to go 120km) due to a rockfall near Val Thorens, we ended up being treated to four fantastic days of skiing mostly under clear blue skies. Knees remained intact and plenty of fondue, tartiflette and vin chaud

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