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Back of Bleaklow in the sunshine

28.03.12 Walking with; Nobody A tough but beautiful day climbing up from the Woodhead Pass and with the sun beating down and tremendous views. As soon as I got out of the car and crossed the bridge over the River Etherow I saw a Dipper bobbing up and down on a small rock by the

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Results of Poll Number 4

Poll number 4 dealt with the issue of Outdoors Heroes. Whilst I was surprised nobody voted for Martin Strel (any man who’s training involves 2 bottles of red wine a day deserves some credit), the results proved that maybe the Come Walk with Me Facebook followers are more fans of the Amber nectar!1. Crocodile Dundee-4

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Trentabank-Shutlingsloe-Cumberland Brook-Cat and Fiddle-Bottom of the Oven-Macclesfield Forest-Trentabank

26.3.12 Walking with; Dave Swetnam of the Peak District Rangers Well my second day out with the Peak District Rangers showed the diversity of the role and the conditions that might be experienced. My first visit had included a blizzard on Kinder, today the temperature was 20 degrees and it was warmer than Southern Spain.

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Ashton Clough and the Shelf Stones on Bleaklow

14.03.12 Walking with; Nobody I fancied something a little more challenging today and a spot of navigation practice, so where better than Bleaklow and the peat bogs atop it? Bleaklow is a classic example of peat covered gritstone moorland riven with Groughs and in poor visibility very hard to find your way around. It has

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Hartington, Milldale and Alstonefield

09.03.12 Walking with; Nobody I’d not planned on going out today but my considerably better half had to be on the Stockport to London train at 6.30am and as I was already half way to the Peak District I decided to head for Hartington and I am glad I did. After the disappointment of Wednesday,

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Mud, mud, not so glorious mud round Alderley Edge

07.03.12 Walking with; Nobody Alderley Edge is famous for the “Cheshire Set” and being home to various multi-millionaires and Premiership football stars. It also has a magical reputation with myths and tales linked to wizadry and the Arthurian legends (http://mythsandlegendsofcheshire.blogspot.com/2008/10/wizard-of-alderley-edge.html) and nowadays is home to the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics whose enormous radiotelescope dominates

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Kinder with the Rangers

4.3.12Walking with; Simon Huddlestone from The Peak District Rangers I was back at Kinder this weekend for the first of my “pre-walks” as part of my bid to become a Peak District Ranger. I am starting to see why people love what I’d always considered a big, ugly lump quite so much. We set off

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Results of Poll Number 3

Poll number 3 dealt with the important issue of sandwich fillings and the results prove what a diverse lot members of the Facebook group are. Cheese in its many varied and wondrous forms scored highly, we had some transatlantic input from Allen and Alex feeling perplexed by the question as she doesn’t eat bread….Rob had

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Hayfield-Edale Cross-Kinder-The Snake Path

Walking with; Nobody29.2.12 Hayfield is a picturesque Peak District villagewhich styles itself as the “Gateway to Kinder” although I suspectEdale may have something to say about that! It was from Hayfield (BowdenBridge) that the Manchester contingent of the mass trespassers led by BennyRothwell set off towards Kinder on the “Right to Roam” protest, the80th anniversary

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Tideswell and the Seven Dales

22.2.12 Walking with; Nobody This was the first proper outing for the knee since the operation in mid-January and it passed it with a few creaks and groans. Tideswell is famous for the Church of St.John the Baptist which is so impressive in scale it has been named “The Cathedral of the Peaks”. It was

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