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Our favourite mountains Chapter 5- Tryfan

There’s something special about a pointy mountain, the kind of thing that you drew as a child when somebody asked you to draw a picture of “the purple headed mountain” when you were at Sunday School. Perhaps the most famous of all these triangular peaks is the Matterhorn, it’s distinctive shape has led to numerous

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Anglezarke Moor and Chorley Great Hill

One of the great landscapes of the UK are the expanses of moorland that cover large swathes of uninhabited Northern upland country. As well as being huge carbon sinks (much greater than the woodland of the UK) they have a feeling of emptiness and wildness that we sometimes struggle to find on our overcrowded island!

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Walks on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is probably best known as a driving route having set itself up as a Scottish “Route 66”, it has a loyal following amongst camper van enthusiasts and motorcyclists but it doesn’t receive as much credit for the numerous fantastic walks that can be done as you follow the route round. We

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A busy Bank Holiday

2020 has been one hell of a year. As I returned from my Nepal trip in February looking forward to our busiest ever year at Come walk with me UK, there were mutterings about this strange and unusual flu that might have an effect on travel plans. Two months later I was working as a

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Our favourite mountains-Chapter four-Half Dome

The view of Half Dome from Glacier Point has to be one of the most iconic views in America, a country of big landscapes. Below you the floor of the Yosemite valley stretches into the distance, a scene of rock, river and forest that seems to hark back to frontier times. Dominating the scene is

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Our favourite walks- Kinder Edges (for Thistle Trekking)

Thistle Trekking have been a great partner to us here at Come walk with me UK and I have led/supported on three of their West Highland Ways. Covid 19 has put pay to any plans we had to work together in 2020 but Davey has been busy updating their website and has asked for a

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Healey Dell and Rooley Moor

I have mentioned it already but one of the unexpected bonuses of the Covid 19 crisis has been that it has forced us to look at alternatives to tried and tested favourites. The reality is that if I had a free weekend and the sun was shining and I fancied a walk it’s likely I’d

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Stretching the legs

I don’t know about anybody else but here at Come walk with me UK we have been starting to develop signs of Cabin Fever lately. It’s not that we haven’t enjoyed some fantastic local walks, we have discovered a lot of beautiful places on our doorstep, but lately the urge to spread our wings a

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Our favourite mountains-Chapter 3-Machhupachare

It might seem strange to choose a mountain that has never officially been climbed as one of our favourites, but, for me, this little added mystique makes this spectacular mountain all the more worthy of inclusion in our favourites list. Machhapuchare, which is also more popularly known as The Fishtail Mountain because of it’s distinctive

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Our favourite mountains-Chapter two-Kinder Scout

Okay, so first things first, it’s probably not really a mountain, but it is certainly a significant piece of British upland and it’s not just one of our favourite mountains but one of our favourite places in the whole world! A bold statement to be sure, but it’s not only a magnificently wild landscape in

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