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Silly Season

And breathe……well, the blog has (yet again) taken the hit as the season has got busier and busier and busier…..but who are we to complain? The sun has been shining, the sky has been blue and hundreds of people have been hitting the hills on events run by or worked on by the awesome team

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A very varied week

Well, after some well deserved post-Ecuador RNR, things have really picked up again and we have a busy and varied week. It started with a couple of days in the Peak District with Clint and Paul who were visiting from the USA and wanted to do some walking to offset their intake of Steak and

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A Dark Peak tour with Patricia

Walking with; Patricia 7.9.15 One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Come walk with me is our flexibility, whilst we believe that on foot is the best way to see the countryside we appreciate that not all our clients are able to put in a 20 miler so we adapt our itineraries

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Trekfest The Peaks 2015

Walking with; 600+ charity trekkers 4/5.9.15   Full album from the weekend   Trekfest is a mass participation challenge event which sees around 600 walkers take on 13, 27 or 54 mile courses to be completed within time parameters. The first one of 2015 was held in the Brecon Beacons and I was able to

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Peak District and Lake District day tours

23.3.15 and 25.3.15 With; Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh   Here at Come walk with me, we feel that our expert knowledge of the Lakes, Peaks and Snowdonia put us in an excellent position to give our customers the very best experience regardless of what they want to get out of their visit. We were

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This week’s newspaper column

7.5 miles 4 hours Mam Tor is one of the iconic features of the Peak District. In terms of views attained for minimal effort the “Mother Hill” has few equals. At 517 metres it’s no minnow but most people start from the National Trust car park just off the Chapel-en-le-Frith to Castleton road and hence

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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge and Kinder

4/5.11/14 Walking with; Jo     The shin splints finally seem to have mended and what better way to celebrate a return to walking health than with a classic Peak District double header. Mam Tor is a Peak District icon, alternatively known as “The Mother Mountain” or “The Shivering Mountain” it delivers spectacular views of the

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A Snowy Peak District Double

14/15.01.13Walking with; Nobody Tomorrow is my 40th birthday and I’d hoped to fit something special in as a prelude to this momentous landmark, luckily the weather seemed to be on my side and I had two fantastic days in the Peak District with snow lying thick on the ground and barely a soul to be

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Kinder Scout and Redbrook followed by Castleton Garland Day

29.5.12Walking with; Nobody Ewan MacColl’s Manchester Rambler claimed to have “sunbathed on Kinder and been burned to a cinder”, but given that my last two trips up there had involved zero visibility and blizzard like conditions I had my doubts. None-the-less I can now confirm that it is eminently possible to be fried on and

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A split shift stroll to South Head

3.5.12 Walking with; Nobody Split shifts are not my favourite thing, but the advantage of working in Castleton is that given a spare five hours between cleaning dormitories and cooking dinners there is some magnificent landscape out on my door step. Last week from Lantern Pike I’d had fantastic views across towards Kinder and South

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