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D of E qualifying expedition with SOEC and St Ninian’s

Full album on Facebook 9-10.6.16 Walking with; Team 6 My D of E calendar has been a full one this year, but a welcome last minute call up took me North of the border into the hitherto unvisited Pentland Hills to help out on the qualifying expedition for the pupils of St Ninian’s in Glasgow.

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Trekfest Brecon Beacons

3-5.6.16 Walking with; 550 odd participants Having worked on the Peak District Trekfest last year it was great to be invited to work on both of these mass participation walking events this year. Almost 600 people walking in teams or as individuals, and the vast majority of them raising money for charity, took part in

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A Lake District day tour

Full album on Facebook 30.5.16 Travelling with; Vidhey and Shipra I was sitting outside “The Trout Inn” in Lechlade ahead of a weekend of D of E-ing when I received a phone call asking if I had any last minute availability for a day tour of the Lake District for a young Indian couple holidaying

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D of E with BXM Expeditions and St John’s, Marlborough

28-29.5.16 Walking with; Group 5 and Group 6 . Another weekend and another D of E practice expedition. This one was in a part of the world new to me, the area where Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire all come together. It’s a beautiful, rural part of the world with villages of honey coloured stone, thatched

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A couple of days in the Lake District

25-26.5.16 Walking with; Friends of the Lake District Full album on Facebook< The three letters CPD can strike fear into the heart of even the bravest professional, images of power point presentations in dusty classrooms spring to mind, in the world of outdoors however we are fortunate to have a wide range of interesting and

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Snowdon via the Pyg and Miners track

Full album on Facebook22.5.16 Walking with; Lakeland Mountain Guides and Matchtech Ltd I read somewhere recently that Snowdon was the second most climbed mountain in the world and on a busy Sunday afternoon it can certainly feel like that! I was working with LMG and Matchtech on the last leg of their Three Peaks Challenge,

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Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough

8.5.16 Walking with; Rae and Dave . Full album on Facebook I’d only just arrived back from my Cornish adventures when I received an e-mail from Rae asking whether we could fit her and Dave in for a walk in the Dark Peak, an area they’d never visited before. I chose Kinder as for me

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A walk from Lizard Point to Mullion Cove

5.5.16 Walking with; Ruthy, Jay and Iona I like to visit extremities, Northernmosts, Southernmosts, Highests and Lowests, something about them appeals to the collector in me. This was my first trip to Cornwall and I’d already decided it was a great spot for bagging a few for my British collection and getting a few coastal

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A Peak District wild camp

Full album on Facebook27-28.4.16 Walking with; Sam !! Last year Sam came over with his family from France and we had a fantastic day walk up Win Hill and over Crookstone Out Moor that concluded with a wild camp on the slopes of Grindsbrook Knoll. The weather was kind and we spent an enjoyable evening

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D of E practice with KEGCB and BXM Expeditions

Full album on Facebook23/24.4.16 Walking with; Jess, Jessica, Grace, Alex, Maya and Katy The Dark Peak is a great spot for D of E. It provides a variety of landscapes, a selection of wild land, footpaths, ridges and valleys and there are many decent campsites and interesting features. KEGCB were starting their practice expedition at

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