Category: National park

A recent round-up

I am pretty sure that around this time of year every year I write a post musing on the infrequency of my blog updates and here, in 2022, we are again. We have entered the “silly season” where life in the outdoor industry is manic…..but we love manic! Covid was a difficult time for the

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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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Three Peaks in Three Days

The Three Peaks Challenge is probably one of the best known walking/adventure challenges undertaken regularly in the UK today. For many people it is the ultimate physical mountain challenge and a hugely successful event that raises large amounts of money for many charitable causes. For others it puts huge pressure on the mountains, leads to

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Our favourite mountains-Chapter four-Half Dome

The view of Half Dome from Glacier Point has to be one of the most iconic views in America, a country of big landscapes. Below you the floor of the Yosemite valley stretches into the distance, a scene of rock, river and forest that seems to hark back to frontier times. Dominating the scene is

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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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Our Favourite Mountains- Chapter one-Snowdon

We are aiming to make the most of the Covid 19 lockdown by keeping you inspired with words and images and we are kicking this off with the first in a series of essays about some of our favourite peaks. The order they appear isn’t a ranking and hopefully after reading about them you will

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Tanzania 2019

I had had my appetite for Tanzania whetted in February when I had a short visit with Camps International to the Moshi region so was very excited to be heading back there for the Summer for an extended trip with Camps International (again) and 33 boys from West Hill School in Stalybridge. The Summer expedition

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Kenya with DBS JP and Camps International

Kenya is a truly wonderful country to visit. It’s a beautiful country of red earth and green plants, of friendly, exuberant people and stunning wildlife and we have been lucky enough to visit the excellent Camp Tsavo on three occasions now. Whilst visits one and two were fantastic, it really was a case of third

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A warm weekend

The great thing about working here at Come walk with me UK is the massive diversity of the walks we do and the places we do them in, this past warm weekend however has taken me to two of our favourite places, the Lake District and Snowdonia, surely two of the most beautiful spots in

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