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Trekfest The Peaks 2015

Walking with; 600+ charity trekkers 4/5.9.15   Full album from the weekend   Trekfest is a mass participation challenge event which sees around 600 walkers take on 13, 27 or 54 mile courses to be completed within time parameters. The first one of 2015 was held in the Brecon Beacons and I was able to

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HIKING IN MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK

25.-29.7.15 Walking with; Kennet School Team 2 Full album from the trek Mount Elgon National Park lies on the Kenya/Uganda border and is named for the extinct volcano that dominates the park itself. The caldera caused by the collapse of the volcanic cone is reckoned to be the world’s largest and creates an impressive feature

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The Dark Peak with Drew and Rebecca

6.7.15 Walking with; Drew and Rebecca   Drew and Rebecca contacted Come walk with me via the Tours by locals website and we arranged to meet them at “The Old Hall Inn” in Chinley. The guys were from Jacksonville in Florida and had spent an unseasonably warm week in London watching the tennis at Wimbledon

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Tarn Hows from Coniston

1.7.15 Walking with; Nobody I had a new pair of boots that needed breaking in and whilst modern boots are much easier on the feet than the older models it still seemed prudent to choose something short and sweet in order to check that my feet would suit the boots. Tarn Hows is one of

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Didsbury TOC H RFC

27.6.15 Walking with; Gaz, Russ, Massy, Tango, Chappy, Geoff, Richie, Mike, Matt, Az, Tom and Dylan   The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is one of my favourite walks. It combines some spectacular scenery with a tough physical challenge and I have heard some truly inspirational stories from some of the teams I have worked with. Aside

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Standon Bowers Outdoor Centre with Entrust

22-26.6.15 Another piece of work with Entrust and I was lucky enough to spend it at the Standon Bowers Outdoor Centre in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. The centre is located in what was once a Victorian home for “n’er do wells” and delinquents, but the children attending nowadays seem to be a

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Bird List from Rye Harbour and Pett Level

16.6.15 Walking with; Dad • Avocets (with chicks) • Sandwich Terns • Common Terns • Mallard • Herring Gull • Black headed Gull (with chicks) • Linnets • Redshanks • Mute Swan • Coots • Oystercatchers • Ringed Plovers • Shellducks • Meadow Pippit • Little Egret • Cormorant • Wheatear • Tufted Duck •

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A walk from Pickering

9.6.15 Walking with; Jay and Iona     With Mrs H being hobbled by a ruptured Achilles tendon (ouch!) our annual walking/country trip involved rather more in the way of cream teas and country inns than it did miles of footpath, however we did manage to fit in a short walk out of Pickering with

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Chase Water Outdoor Centre with Entrust

2-4.6.15 Sometimes it’s nice to do something a little bit different and this week I have been helping out the instructors at the Chase Water outdoor centre run and operated by Entrust. Entrust run residential activity breaks for children in and around Staffordshire and had two school staying at the centre during the week I

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks

22-23.5.15 Walking with; Maximum Adventure and the Candlelighters It is the time of year when the “challenge event” season is starting to get into full swing and one of the most justifiably popular challenges in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks which takes in the summits of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. and covers a total distance of

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