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Dog Bite

So there I was meandering around Lyme Park working on my navigation and map work and trying to better understand contours and re-entrants and the like. I was approaching “The Cage” when a little yappy Terrier type dog came hurtling towards me and circled me twice before biting me on the calf. I have to

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Night Nav, three Dodds and Britain’s lowest Marilyn!

25-27.9.13 Walking with; Nathan One of the most intimidating aspects of the ML training is the night navigation, it is also one that in order to practice effectively it’s good to have more than one of you. However I have found it tricky to find volunteers to clamber up onto a hillside in the dark

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Walking in the San Diego area

19/20.9.13Walking with; Allen, Jess and Ruthy Some of my favourite walking memories have come on trips to the Western United States, the challenge of the chains on Half Dome, the stunning vistas from Angel’s Landing in Zion National park, the eerie solitude of the desert in Joshua Tree and the otherworldliness of wandering amongst the

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Walking home by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is a poet born in the village of Marsden on the Pennine Way, reckoned to be one of the tougher long distance paths in Great Britain. For the purposes of this book Armitage decided to walk the way and perform poetry each evening to see if he could be financially self sufficient (hence

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Come walk with me UK’s 100th post!

Wow! 100 posts, who’d have thought I would have got this far 🙂 Having reached this landmark I thought it might be appropriate to look back on the blog thus far and pick out a few highlights!  Pool between Moel Hebog and Moel Yr Ogof- July 2013 Sprinkling Tarn- August 2013 Langdale Pikes- June 2013

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The return ofthe errant photos-1066 country wanderings

I’ve found the photos from my 1066 wanderings and here are a few of them! To view the full, now found, album please click on the link below;https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.726300134052610.1073741832.597048676977757&type=1

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Nostalgic wanderings in 1066 country

23/24.8.13Walking with; Nobody A trip down South to the place that I will always think of as home, the village of Crowhurst where I was bought up, went to school, where my Mum is buried and my Dad still lives, a place where I will always feel happy. Crowhurst is situated in the heart of

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Trail Magazine’s Face of Fatigue

Page 21 of the new edition of Trail magazine, me looking knackered on Grey Knotts with full pack! Good fun!

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Hill Skills On Kinder

22.8.13Walking with; Nobody Another chance to get out onto the Peak District’s finest hill to work on my rope and navigation skills. Kinder is undoubtedly my favourite hill in the area, dramatic, historic and accessible and I decided to access it on this occasion from the lay by at the foot of Chapel Gate. This

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Bradshaw to The Strawbury Duck for Sunday lunch (and back again!)

18.8.13Walking with; Ruthy, Paul, Jen, Emily and Kate There can be few better ways to spend a Sunday than a gentle stroll in the Summer sunshine to a country pub with a bunch of good friends. I knew nothing of this area before yesterday, my experiences of the Bolton area being confined to playing various

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