Category: moorland

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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Walking in Bronte Country

Few families have had as enduring an effect on the canon of English literature as the Brontes. The three sisters from Haworth on the edge of the Yorkshire moors have become literary icons and draw thousands of literary fans from across the world to the pretty village with the iconic steeply rising High Street lined

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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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A busy Bank Holiday

2020 has been one hell of a year. As I returned from my Nepal trip in February looking forward to our busiest ever year at Come walk with me UK, there were mutterings about this strange and unusual flu that might have an effect on travel plans. Two months later I was working as a

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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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Healey Dell and Rooley Moor

I have mentioned it already but one of the unexpected bonuses of the Covid 19 crisis has been that it has forced us to look at alternatives to tried and tested favourites. The reality is that if I had a free weekend and the sun was shining and I fancied a walk it’s likely I’d

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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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