Category: trekking

Trekfest Brecon Beacons

3-5.6.16 Walking with; 550 odd participants Having worked on the Peak District Trekfest last year it was great to be invited to work on both of these mass participation walking events this year. Almost 600 people walking in teams or as individuals, and the vast majority of them raising money for charity, took part in

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Night Nav, three Dodds and Britain’s lowest Marilyn!

25-27.9.13 Walking with; Nathan One of the most intimidating aspects of the ML training is the night navigation, it is also one that in order to practice effectively it’s good to have more than one of you. However I have found it tricky to find volunteers to clamber up onto a hillside in the dark

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Y Garn, Snowdonia

14.8.12Walking with; Ruthy “Staycationing” this year on the Llyn Peninsula it seemed a wasted opportunity to make our way there from Manchester without having a night in Snowdonia. We had booked into Idwal Cottage YHA, the oldest hostel in Britain which opened in 1931 and is beautifully situated in the Ogwen Valley surrounded by the epic peaks of

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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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3 Shire Heads with the Peak District Walking Festival

Walking with; The Peak District Walking Festival1.5.12 Having tried to book a spot on The Roaches walk only to be told it was full, the Staffs rangers suggested that this outing would showcase the Staffordshire countryside equally well and they were definitely right. The walk was led by John Mills an experienced walker, caver and

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Lantern Pike from Hayfield

28.4.12Walking with; Nobody I was due to be heading out on my Silver Navigation course but it was unfortunately cancelled at the last minute leaving me stranded in New Mills with full kit. The sun was, none-the-less, shining and I felt it was too good a chance to miss and not to get out and

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The Cloud and the Dane Valley

19.04.12 Walking with; Nobody The pastoral heartlands of Cheshire have not been very productive walking territory lately, after the electric fences and Somme like mud of Alderley Edge, I pitched up in the hamlet of Timbersbrook only to find my proposed route closed due to dangerous trees and no alternative offered. None the less after

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Brunt’s Barn-Big Moor-White Edge-Tumbling Hill-Brunt’s Barn

15.4.12 Walking with; David from the Peak District Rangers The last of my pre-visits with the Rangers took me out towards Sheffield to the village of Grindleford. The Rangers are based at Brunt’s Barn named after Harry Brunt, a Deputy National Parks Officer. The office sits just down a track from Grindleford station and the

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A Lyme Park Loop

12.4.12 Walking with; Nobody When I first moved to the North West one of the first places I visited was Lyme Park and it’s remained a firm favourite ever since whenever I get the itch for a few miles. The house itself is the largest in Cheshire and is Grade one listed. It was built

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Mynydd Llangattwg and Craig y Cilau

8.4.12 Walking with; Ruthy Easter Sunday and what better way to burn off the chocolate based calories than a walk up Llangattock Mountain! We parked the car near the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal and were soon walking down narrow country lanes towards the imposing gritstone escarpment of Mynydd Llangattwg or Llangattock Mountain. The area has

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