Category: Pennine Way

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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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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Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough

8.5.16 Walking with; Rae and Dave . Full album on Facebook I’d only just arrived back from my Cornish adventures when I received an e-mail from Rae asking whether we could fit her and Dave in for a walk in the Dark Peak, an area they’d never visited before. I chose Kinder as for me

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Kinder from Hayfield

Full album on Facebook 8.3.16 Walking with; Nobody ! Kinder holds a very special place in my affections, it is probably the hill I have spent more time on than any other, due in part to it’s proximity to Manchester, but also because it offers a seemingly ever changing and challenging environment. Of the two

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B29 Superfortress crash site on Bleaklow

17.3.15 Walking with; Helen from Bradt Guides The venerable publisher of travel guides, Bradt, have over the last couple of years been bringing out what they call “The Slow Travel” series covering a large part of the United Kingdom. Their website describes the ethos behind this series as “a sedate, measured approach which is all

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A walk round Wessenden Moor

19.2.14Walking with; Nobody Saddleworth Moor and the area around will, unfortunately, be forever connected with the Moors murders. The deeds of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley have cast a dark shadow over this area and the impression lingers that these are wild places where bad things happen and bodies and dark secrets are buried. The

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Walking on Bleaklow

28.11.13Walking with; Nobody Bleaklow can be an intimidating hill, a vast expanse of peat, groughs, bogs and moorland often enveloped in low cloud, it’s the kind of place where an overactive imagination could conjure up all manner of ghostly encounters. There are rumoured to be spirits of Roman legionnaires haunting the Pennine Way and the

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Walking home by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is a poet born in the village of Marsden on the Pennine Way, reckoned to be one of the tougher long distance paths in Great Britain. For the purposes of this book Armitage decided to walk the way and perform poetry each evening to see if he could be financially self sufficient (hence

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Crowden

Walking with; Nobody28.01.13 When I think of the Dark Peak, I tend to think about the “Big three”, Kinder, Bleaklow and Crowden/Black Hill, but I do seem to neglect the latter. It doesn’t have the mystery of Bleaklow with it’s low hanging fog and aircraft wrecks (although it does have a few up there) or the history

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