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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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Results of Poll Number 2

Well folks the results of the second poll are in. We asked which one of the famous, international trails would you do if time, money and energy were not an issue. There was a very clear winner as you can see below!1. The Inca Trail-14 votes2. Wainwright’s Coast to Coast-4 votes3.=The Annapurna Trail-3 votes3.=The Milford

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Bempton Cliffs

12.2.12 Walking with;Ruth I thought the perfect walk for a rehabilitating knee would be a nice gentle stroll along an East Yorkshire coastal path with the chance to observe a few early season seabirds as a decent bonus. A walk was necessary after nearly a month of inactivity not to mention some superb Haddock and

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If time and money were no object which great trail would you choose to walk?

The second of our weekly polls is now up and running on our Facebook page. If time and money were no object would you fancy walking to Everest base camp, circumnavigating Mont Blanc, walking to Macchu Pichu via the Inca Trail or maybe wandering through the magnificent South Island scenery of New Zealand on The

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Results of Poll Number 1

Well, our first weekly post has closed. We asked Which British National Park was your favourite? The results from our Facebook page are shown below;1. The Lake District-12 votes2. Snowdonia-10 votes3. The Peak District-7 votes4. Brecon Beacons-2 votes4.=Norfolk Broads-2 votes6.The New Forest-1 vote6.=The Cairngorms-1 vote6.=The South Downs-1 vote Honourable mentions also went to Dartmoor, Exmoor

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