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Walks in Lancashire

When I first qualified as a Mountain Leader and set up Come walk with me UK I was stupidly excited about spending every waking hour out and about in the great outdoors and exploring every inch of the British Isles! As we enter our fifth year (and fifth year of growth) here at CWWMUK HQ

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Northern Vietnam with Camps International and ASD

There is a certain exoticism inherent in the place names of South East Asia and whilst I have travelled there quite extensively for both work and pleasure I had never had the opportunity to visit the North of Vietnam. I spent the Christmas period of 2017 in Cambodia and then exploring the Mekong Delta and

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Tanzania with Blyth Academy and Camps International

Over the last couple of years I have been very lucky to visit East Africa on a number of occasions and it is a place that definitely captivates and interests me. My first trip with Camps International was to Uganda in 2015, it was very meaningful for me, aside from the project work we did

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Hope to Grindleford

The area around the Hope Valley is one of those fortunate spots in the UK’s National Parks that has genuinely good public transport links with the added advantage this brings of planning linear walks. Since injuring my knee during an Autumn expedition to Cambodia I haven’t had the chance to get out and do any

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Happy New Year

First of all can I start by wishing everyone reading this a Happy New Year, here at Come walk with me UK, we have a really good feeling about 2019 and hope you do to! I have said it before many times (but hopefully this time I mean it 🙂 ) that we want to

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The January Man by Christopher Somerville

According to his online biography Christopher Somerville is responsible for thirty six books on travel and walking so it’s fair to say he knows his words as well as his walking. In this delightful book he explores the calendar year through a series of walks and rural experiences across the length and breadth of Britain

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Down vs Synthetic jackets

DOWN VS SYNTHETIC…WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE V With the plethora of top quality gear out there it can sometimes all be a little overwhelming but as temperatures drop and the need for something super warm on the hill becomes ever more pressing here at Come walk with me UK we have a look at the difference

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking part two

Day five is the day that strikes fear into the heart of even the bravest West Highland Way-er, 19 miles from Tyndrum to the mighty maw of Glencoe. After David had worked his magic and negotiated early breakfasts across the board we left behind Tyndrum and once again hit the military roads. It’s a long,

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part one

Well, we’re not going to lie….this poor blog and the website in general have fallen by the wayside over a very busy Summer, but as the season comes to an end and Ian nurses a dodgy knee, it’s time to try and get things back up to speed. One of the highlights of the season

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Silly Season

And breathe……well, the blog has (yet again) taken the hit as the season has got busier and busier and busier…..but who are we to complain? The sun has been shining, the sky has been blue and hundreds of people have been hitting the hills on events run by or worked on by the awesome team

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