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My Christmas column

4 miles 3 hours When the Winter weather hits Britain I find myself irresistibly drawn to the Lake District. It isn’t that the hills of the Peak District lack beauty in the snow, the Kinder plateau after a heavy snowfall can be one of the most beautiful places in Britain, but there is an added

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Latest column- The Stalybridge reservoirs

Reservoir or lakeside walking can be one of the most pleasing ways to spend an hour or two. The sound of gently lapping water, the flattish, gentle walking and perhaps some waterfowl along the way to add a little ornithological interest. In Greater Manchester and the surrounding area we are blessed with many such opportunities.

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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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