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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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Photos

Kate, my photo genius friend, has been working on a couple of photos for me and come up with these results, I think you’ll agree they are very impressive! Check out her website at www.katescottphotography.co.uk

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Food for free

Foraging is fashionable right now. Michelin starred chefs such as Simon Rogan at “L’Enclume” and Tom Kitchin serve their high end dishes with foraged foods and charge through the nose for it, which, to my mind, represents the antithesis of what “wild” food should be about. Those of us who walk and who explore our

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Honister, Great Langdale and points in between

6-8/8/13Walking with; Nobody/Nathan  Not being in possession of either children or gainful employment I’d kind of forgotten how the Summer holidays affect the Lake District. There are hills best avoided under these conditions and yet I’d already planned a roughish selection of wanderings to occupy me over three days and I was loathe to stray

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The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane

“Much has been written of travel, far less of the road” Edward Thomas-The Icknield Way 1913 I have recently finished reading The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane. It is quite simply, a stunning book and one that should be on the bookshelf of every walker and outdoor enthusiast. In the book the author sets out

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