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Winter skills with Cairngorm Adventure Guides

Full album on Facebook 5-7.2.16 Walking with; Ian, Jon, Elly and Gosia Summer walking and winter walking are two very different beasts and whilst the skill set that I had developed stood me in good stead in the Summer I was keen to develop new skills and make myself a more confident four season walker.

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Borneo with Camps International and King’s Al Barsha school

10-17.2.16 Exploring with; Abel, Aizere, Ben, Gareth, Sam, Jack A, Jack T, Jed, Jess, Josh, Deej, Kyle, Louis, Matt, Mikail, Nina, Rhali, Sara, Yassie, Zayne, Sam B and Siyavash Many years ago I booked a romantic trip to the exotic sounding island of Borneo only for my relationship to break up a week or two

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Laurel Falls walk, Great Smoky Mountains

23.1.16 Walking with; Ruthy The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most popular National Parks in the United States and justifiably so, however we had the misfortune to be visiting the weekend that “Snowmageddon” had been forecast for the entire Eastern side of the USA. The weather was already pretty harsh when we arrived

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The pubs of Ambleside

With the massive emphasis on supporting Lake District businesses in the wake of the terrible floods I thought I should do my bit and when I was up in Ambleside a few weeks ago and spread the love to as many Ambleside pubs as possible. Whilst there are a plethora of hostelries in one of

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A circuit of the Derwent and Howden reservoirs

Full album on Facebook 7.1.16 Waking with; Nathan Nathan has been a longstanding friend of Come walk with me as we met when we were both working towards our Mountain Leader qualifications. We have had some excellent outings in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland but on this occasion we decided to stay local and

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A short walk in Forewood

27.12.15 Walking with; Dad, Geej, Duska, Miller, Sonny and the Sykes family Full album on Facebook After the gluttony of Christmas what better way to exorcise the ghost of Turkeys past than a muddy wander through the woods which I have known since childhood. After assembling a motley crew of walkers from my brother’s house

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2015-A review of the year

Well, what a year it’s been here at Come walk with me, our second year of full operation. There have been some fantastic highs and on a personal level very few lows. Some personal highlights have included leading a month long expedition to Uganda with Camps International that included project work, wildlife viewing and a

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Two Ambleside walks

15-16.12.15 Walking with; Nobody Ambleside is one of the great destinations of the Lake District, a town that sits at the end of Windermere, England’s longest lake, and has more Outdoor shops, tearooms and pubs than you can shake a stick at. It can sometimes be the victim of it’s own popularity and that can

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Pen-Y-Pass YHA

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the YHA, in my early backpacking days I spent many convivial, interesting and educational nights in some stunning buildings in amazing locations. Places like Crocodylus Village in Northern Queensland and Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand proved to me that hostelling didn’t have to

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Wet and wild walking in Wales

1-2.12.15 Walking with; Nobody It had been a while since I’d been out in some serious conditions but the weather during my two days in Snowdonia was certainly up there with the worst of it. Poor old Cumbria has proved that this was no aberration and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the

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