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A Langdale Round involving lots of Pikes and Stickles

4.10.12Walking with; Nobody Definition of PIKE dialect English : a mountain or hill having a peaked summit —used especially in place names Origin of PIKE Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect pīk pointed mountain First Known Use: 13th century As I sat in Windermere Youth Hostel trying to drown out the

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Lakelands Suggestions please

Hi folks, I am off to the Lakes for a couple of nights……forecast is pretty rotten but I am up for some serious walking. Looking for suggestions for the best walk in the Langdales? Also, a good walk out of Ambleside…..and finally, anything worth doing from Troutbeck or in that general neck of the woods?

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The Todmorden Centenary Way

28.9.12Walking with; Nobody The good folk of Yorkshire must have done something to upset the almighty given the almost Biblical deluge that they’d been on the end of over the last week, none-the-less that was where I headed last week with the express intention of getting a few miles in my legs. I stayed in

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Win Hill before work

Walking with; Nobody22.09.12 Starting work at 4pm on a Saturday when your good lady is away taking in the sea air of Whitby and the blue skies and crisp air make for perfect rugby playing conditions is not a prospect to gladden the heart. It does, however, provide ample time for a pre-shift walk and

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Wasdale in the Wet

13/14.9.12Walking with; Nobody                  I am developing another worrying addiction. Since quitting cigarettes, I have had a number of these ranging from Pork scratchings to Charlie Sheen’s version of “Two and a Half Men”, however, my latest, Wasdale, is healthier than any that have gone before it. I love this valley containing the deepest lake

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The Four Reservoirs Walk

4.9.12Walking with; The Pendle Walking Festival Walking Festival walking is of a very different kind from lonesome wandering. Whilst the freedom to stop at will and change direction on a whim is restricted, there is no need to constantly refer to a map or to worry about pacing, the walk leaders can generally provide useful

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Black Hill via Holme Clough

22.8.12Walking with; Nobody I like paths. When I am on a path I know it is taking me somewhere and even on the odd occasion when that somewhere isn’t exactly where I think it might be, I know it’s going to end up in a defined place! However, there are times when I want a

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Y Garn, Snowdonia

14.8.12Walking with; Ruthy “Staycationing” this year on the Llyn Peninsula it seemed a wasted opportunity to make our way there from Manchester without having a night in Snowdonia. We had booked into Idwal Cottage YHA, the oldest hostel in Britain which opened in 1931 and is beautifully situated in the Ogwen Valley surrounded by the epic peaks of

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Ennerdale

6/7.8.12Walking with; Nobody The Lake District in Summer can be a pretty horrendous place, Bowness can be akin to Blackpool and on my drive up both Ambleside and Keswick were too hectic to even consider stopping. I eventually found a spot of lunch in Cockermouth and can heartily recommend “Main Street Fisheries” for an excellent

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Ridgegate Reservoir-Higher Sutton-Sutton Common-Fox Bank-Ridgegate Reservoir

25.7.12Walking with; Nobody The bucolic pastoral landscape of Cheshire farming country seemed like it might be the place to stretch the legs on a lazy Wednesday with the sun shining and not much else going on and so I headed off to beautiful Ridgegate Reservoir sitting in the shadow of Tegg’s Nose. There were a lot

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