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A short walk in Forewood

27.12.15 Walking with; Dad, Geej, Duska, Miller, Sonny and the Sykes family Full album on Facebook After the gluttony of Christmas what better way to exorcise the ghost of Turkeys past than a muddy wander through the woods which I have known since childhood. After assembling a motley crew of walkers from my brother’s house

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2015-A review of the year

Well, what a year it’s been here at Come walk with me, our second year of full operation. There have been some fantastic highs and on a personal level very few lows. Some personal highlights have included leading a month long expedition to Uganda with Camps International that included project work, wildlife viewing and a

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Two Ambleside walks

15-16.12.15 Walking with; Nobody Ambleside is one of the great destinations of the Lake District, a town that sits at the end of Windermere, England’s longest lake, and has more Outdoor shops, tearooms and pubs than you can shake a stick at. It can sometimes be the victim of it’s own popularity and that can

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Pen-Y-Pass YHA

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the YHA, in my early backpacking days I spent many convivial, interesting and educational nights in some stunning buildings in amazing locations. Places like Crocodylus Village in Northern Queensland and Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand proved to me that hostelling didn’t have to

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Wet and wild walking in Wales

1-2.12.15 Walking with; Nobody It had been a while since I’d been out in some serious conditions but the weather during my two days in Snowdonia was certainly up there with the worst of it. Poor old Cumbria has proved that this was no aberration and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the

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A wander from The Cat and Fiddle

24.11.15 Walking with; Nobody “The Cat and Fiddle” is one of those iconic Peak District pubs perched on the bleak moorland above Macclesfield. It can be a wild spot in the Winter and the road that it sits alongside is usually one of the first closed by snow when it hits this part of the

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A circular walk from Hathersage to Bretton and Abney Grange

Link to the full album on Facebook 16.11.15 Walking with; Nobody   I’ve not spent as much time around Hathersage as I have in Edale and Hope so with a few spare days this week I thought I would head out that way and have an explore. I had to drop Mrs H off at

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North Face Men’s Alpine Project Hybrid Hoodie-Kit review

Link to the product on E-outdoor   I am not one of these outdoorsy types who would classify themselves as a “kit junkie”. For many years before the outdoors became my living I was generally happy with some Quechua kit from “Decathlon” or whatever I could pick up on the bargain rail at TK Maxx,

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Latterbarrow and the Windermere shoreline

  A link to Rob’s art 10.11.15 Walking with; Nobody Full album from the trip There was a wee bit of wild weather about in the Lake District this week but as I was due a long overdue catch up with Lake District artist Rob and his wife Susie (not to mention their new Patterdale

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Autumn colours in Cheshire

Link to the full album on Facebook 5.11.15 Walking with; Nobody Is there anything better or more quintessentially English than an Autumn stroll? The amazing palette of colours, the crisp air, conkers and the berries on the trees and hedgerows, much as I love the mountains sometimes a stroll through rural England is the equal

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