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Land of my Fathers Project Part one

So, some of you may have noticed that the website has been a little quiet of late, the reason for that is that I have been undertaking a significant personal challenge which I have thought about for a number of years but which Covid gave me the impetus to undertake. I spent September, October and

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Winter skills with Cairngorm Adventure Guides

Full album on Facebook 5-7.2.16 Walking with; Ian, Jon, Elly and Gosia Summer walking and winter walking are two very different beasts and whilst the skill set that I had developed stood me in good stead in the Summer I was keen to develop new skills and make myself a more confident four season walker.

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A circular walk from Hathersage to Bretton and Abney Grange

Link to the full album on Facebook 16.11.15 Walking with; Nobody   I’ve not spent as much time around Hathersage as I have in Edale and Hope so with a few spare days this week I thought I would head out that way and have an explore. I had to drop Mrs H off at

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Autumn colours in Cheshire

Link to the full album on Facebook 5.11.15 Walking with; Nobody Is there anything better or more quintessentially English than an Autumn stroll? The amazing palette of colours, the crisp air, conkers and the berries on the trees and hedgerows, much as I love the mountains sometimes a stroll through rural England is the equal

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Didsbury TOC H RFC

27.6.15 Walking with; Gaz, Russ, Massy, Tango, Chappy, Geoff, Richie, Mike, Matt, Az, Tom and Dylan   The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is one of my favourite walks. It combines some spectacular scenery with a tough physical challenge and I have heard some truly inspirational stories from some of the teams I have worked with. Aside

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Walking in Wales

18/19.2.15 Walking with; Nobody     There are some places you come across and find yourself thinking “Why have I never even heard of this place before, let alone visited”, that was exactly how I felt as I came face to face with Aber Falls. I’d parked in the village of Abergwyngregyn and made my

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Walking Bleaklow in the snow

23.1.15 Walking with; Jo There is something special about walking in the snow, it alters the landscape of the Dark Peak, smoothing off the edges and concealing the dark peat bogs beneath a blanket of white. Last year was a poor one for those of us who like to walk in the white stuff but

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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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Yorkshire 3 Peaks

4.10.14 Walking with; Mountain Monkeys The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is one of the UK’s classic “challenge walks” and is deservedly popular. It takes in three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and covers around 25 miles, not an undertaking to be taken lightly. Whilst the route can be started from a number of

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Shutlingsloe-Macclesfield Forest-Tegg’s Nose-Toot Hill-Clough Hall

10.1.12 Walking with; Nobody A fantastic walking start to the year in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. I started out from Clough Hall and headed straight up Shutlingsloe, known in this part of the world as “The Cheshire Matterhorn” due to it’s distinctive triangular profile. At 506m, it’s a little smaller than it’s famous

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