Category: YHA walks

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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Winter walking in the Cairngorms

1-4.2.18 Walking with; Al There can be few finer outdoor experiences available in the UK than Winter walking in the Cairngorms. These imposing Scottish mountains get more than the Lion’s share of British snow and in addition to the Winter walking there are plenty of snow sport enthusiasts as well as Winter climbers to be

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A Lake District overnighter

22-23.8.17 Walking with; Nathan It’s seemed like ages since I had managed to make some time for personal walking and with Nathan, who has long supported Come walk with me UK, preparing for his Mountain Leader assessment my return from Ecuador seemed like a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and get

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Snowdon via the Ranger Path with School Camps

6.4.16 Walking with; The School Camps team Full album on Facebook I’ve probably climbed Snowdon more times than any other British hill or mountain (with the possible exception of Kinder) but I had never used the Ranger Path before. It’s considered to be the oldest of the main routes to the summit and was named

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Two Ambleside walks

15-16.12.15 Walking with; Nobody Ambleside is one of the great destinations of the Lake District, a town that sits at the end of Windermere, England’s longest lake, and has more Outdoor shops, tearooms and pubs than you can shake a stick at. It can sometimes be the victim of it’s own popularity and that can

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Pen-Y-Pass YHA

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the YHA, in my early backpacking days I spent many convivial, interesting and educational nights in some stunning buildings in amazing locations. Places like Crocodylus Village in Northern Queensland and Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand proved to me that hostelling didn’t have to

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Wet and wild walking in Wales

1-2.12.15 Walking with; Nobody It had been a while since I’d been out in some serious conditions but the weather during my two days in Snowdonia was certainly up there with the worst of it. Poor old Cumbria has proved that this was no aberration and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the

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This week’s newspaper column

7.5 miles 4 hours Mam Tor is one of the iconic features of the Peak District. In terms of views attained for minimal effort the “Mother Hill” has few equals. At 517 metres it’s no minnow but most people start from the National Trust car park just off the Chapel-en-le-Frith to Castleton road and hence

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Grasmere to Langdale in the snow!

31.1.14/1.2.14Walking with; Gareth and Lawrence Gareth and Lawrence had travelled up from the balmy South to see what Winter weather the Lakes could throw at them and, luckily, the weekend didn’t disappoint. We rolled into Grasmere about 7pm and headed out straightaway  on a night nav. In spite of the cloud cover the snow was

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