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Tryfan and the Glyders

29.10.12Walking with; Al A last warm up walk before heading off on my Mountain Leader Training course and what a cracking day it proved to be. Tryfan is one of those iconic mountains that really look the part, the Matterhornesque summit of the type that kids sketch when asked to draw a mountain. Tryfan is

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Mountain Leader Training

Off on my Mountain Leader Training on Saturday morning with Thornbridge Outdoors. Five days in the Peak District and an overnight expedition in Snowdonia! Should be an interesting and challenging couple of days! Well that’s training completed and it was a challenge but brilliant in spite of the worst weather that The Peak District and

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Some photos from walking trips in the past!

Given that I haven’t been able to get out over the last two weeks I have fallen back on some reminiscing on walks completed in the past…….fun times! In Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah At the end of the Coast to Coast walk! On top of Half Dome, Yosemite, California On the Col Di Bos

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Some photos from walking trips in the past!

Given that I haven’t been able to get out over the last two weeks I have fallen back on some reminiscing on walks completed in the past…….fun times! In Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah At the end of the Coast to Coast walk! On top of Half Dome, Yosemite, California On the Col Di Bos

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The Fairfield Horseshoe

5.10.12Walking with; Nobody After a night at Elterwater YHA (great staff and breakfast) I headed over to Ambleside and parked up before following the A591 along to Rydal. The path climbed out of the village and past Rydal Mount, the historic home of Lakeland poet William Wordsworth. The walk up to Nab Scar zig zagged

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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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