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Scottish National Trail Week One with Thistle Trekking

Here is a copy of the blog I have just written for Thistle Trekking after completing the first week of the Scottish National Trail with a group of Thistle trekkers. The route runs all the way from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath a distance of over five hundred miles and Thistle will be running two

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Walks in Shropshire

When you think of the best places to go walking in England, the mind naturally gravitates towards the “big hitters”, the Lake District, Peak District or Yorkshire Dales, for most people it doesn’t tend to conjure up Shropshire which is a shame as the walks in Shropshire that we undertook on a long weekend were

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Lad Law from Wycoller walk

Wycoller is an almost achingly idyllic hamlet situated at what is literally the end of the road around four miles from the town of Colne. It consists of a tiny collection of stone cottages,a hatch serving hot bacon butties, pies and pasties and the ruins of the sixteenth century Wycoller Hall, originally owned by the

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West Pennine Walks

Although there does now seem to be the merest chink of light at the end of the tunnel, lockdown continues unabated and that means that our walks continue to be local ones. I think at one stage that this would have depressed me immensely but I have been determined to make the most of it

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Walks on the West Pennine Way

Whilst the Pennine Way is one of the best known long distance footpaths in the country, it’s only recently I have discovered it’s little brother, the West Pennine Way, which was devised in 2016 by members of the Greenmount Village Hiking Group. So, with a couple of spare days in the week I decided to

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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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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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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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Jumbles Reservoir and Turton Tower

One of the things that we are hoping to do next year is run a series of shorter, “close to home” midweek walks and in my attempt to get out and about even more this year doing the reccies for some of these has been very enjoyable. I am continually amazed at how many great

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Walks in Yorkshire

After our last post celebrating the glory of walking in the Red Rose county we thought it only fair that we would give a little coverage to their White Rose wearing rivals and cover a few of the fantastic walks in Yorkshire that are available. As we spent a quick overnighter in Ingleton this week

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