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Mount Elgon via the Sipi Falls Trail

In addition to having the right set of skills and an always sunny disposition there are moments of serendipity in freelance life that can end up leading in completely unexpected directions. I was perusing the Freelance Outdoor Instructors Facebook page one day when I saw a request for information from anyone who had climbed Elgon,

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Jumbles Reservoir and Turton Tower

One of the things that we are hoping to do next year is run a series of shorter, “close to home” midweek walks and in my attempt to get out and about even more this year doing the reccies for some of these has been very enjoyable. I am continually amazed at how many great

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Snowdonia with The Bushcraft company-Week two

19.5.15-22.5.15 Walking with; Cokethorpe School A second week in Wales with The Bushcraft Company and a mixed bag in terms of the weather but we achieved some fantastic results with a bunch of very motivated and able kids. Day one saw the usual Trangia and tent workshops but with the forecast being for some fairly

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My latest newspaper column

Distance; 8.5 miles Time 4.5 hours The village of Tideswell may not have the twee prettiness of some of it’s more visited counterparts but it is a fantastic base for exploring the Peak District and with it’s famous bakery, a couple of fish and chip shops, tearooms, pubs and a greengrocer it provides all the

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A stroll on the Middlewood Way

12.6.12Walking with; Nobody A good walk doesn’t ALWAYS have to involve ascending something big, rocky and sticking out of the ground! A gentle ramble through the Cheshire countryside along an old railway line and, sticking to the theme of genteel transportation, back along the Macclesfield Canal can be just what the body needs on a

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