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The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane

Just before Christmas there was a post on the “Wild Camping” Facebook page that I am a member of that effectively challenged the notion that “wild camping” is possible on the overcrowded island that is Britain today. It provoked a lot of debate and, to my mind, a lot of comment was coloured by the

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Last walk of 2013

30/12/13Walking with; Ruthy Ever since I abandoned my South coast roots and left the chalk cliffs and churning muddy waters of the English Channel for the rain, peat bogs and dark Satanic mills of the North West, Kinder has been my “go to” hill. It can be approached by such a variety of routes that

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

To everyone who has visited Come walk with me, whether a regular visitor or an accidental dropper inner and to everyone who loves, and is inspired by, the great outdoors wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wild and inspiring 2014!

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Wet and wild walks from Llanberis

18/19.12.13Walking with; Nobody The good folks at the MWIS http://www.mwis.org.uk/ had provided the following information for Snowdonia, “ frequent snow and hail with thunder, occasional whiteout conditions” but my cosy bunk at the Llanberis YHA was already booked and I had a new pair of Berghaus waterproofs to put to the test! On the drive over

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A short walk in Oxfordshire

11.12.13Walking with; Nobody After a day of exploring the “City of dreaming spires”, wandering through the back streets of Oxford stumbling upon characterful pubs, blue plaques a-plenty and hidden gardens tucked away in college quadrangles, I felt the need to get some mud on my boots once more! Not knowing the area and being mapless

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Win a Come walk with me calendar for Christmas!

Hi folks, as a little bit of Christmas fun and an incentive to connect with Come walk with me, anybody commenting on any post on the Come walk with me website will go into a draw to win a free 2014 calendar delivered direct to their door! Get involved and GOOD LUCK!!

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More walks in and around Grasmere

4/5.12.13Walking with; Nobody I’d only been in Grasmere a couple of weeks earlier, but the great deals the YHA are currently offering on accommodation meant I could get a room to myself for roughly the price of a dorm bed. Butharlyp House (Butterlip is the pronunciation apparently) is an excellent hostel, well appointed, attractive and

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Come walk with me calendar

After the success of last years calendar we now have the 2014 one ready for distribution. The calendar showcases the best Come walk with me photos from the last 12 months and covers walks from areas as diverse as the Peak District and the Cuban Sierra Maestra. The calendars retail for £11 for the A4

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Walking on Bleaklow

28.11.13Walking with; Nobody Bleaklow can be an intimidating hill, a vast expanse of peat, groughs, bogs and moorland often enveloped in low cloud, it’s the kind of place where an overactive imagination could conjure up all manner of ghostly encounters. There are rumoured to be spirits of Roman legionnaires haunting the Pennine Way and the

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A night walk and a day walk from Borrowdale YHA

23/24.11.13Walking with; Rob I only ever seem to visit Borrowdale in the cold. Last year I had one of my best, if snowiest walks, there http://www.comewalkwithmeuk.co.uk/2012/12/borrowdaleand-snow.html and when I arrived this weekend, full of fish and chips from “The Old Keswickian” I could see a dusting of snow across some of the higher tops. I had

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