Tag: The Great Ridge

Silly Season

And breathe……well, the blog has (yet again) taken the hit as the season has got busier and busier and busier…..but who are we to complain? The sun has been shining, the sky has been blue and hundreds of people have been hitting the hills on events run by or worked on by the awesome team

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A very varied week

Well, after some well deserved post-Ecuador RNR, things have really picked up again and we have a busy and varied week. It started with a couple of days in the Peak District with Clint and Paul who were visiting from the USA and wanted to do some walking to offset their intake of Steak and

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Dark Peak walks with Antonio

9.9.15 Walking with; Antonio   Another day, another Dark peak tour with a fantastic overseas visitor. Antonio was originally from the Phillipines but was living and working in Dubai and was in Manchester as part of an MBA he was doing with Manchester Business School. When he initially contacted me he was keen to find

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Trekfest The Peaks 2015

Walking with; 600+ charity trekkers 4/5.9.15   Full album from the weekend   Trekfest is a mass participation challenge event which sees around 600 walkers take on 13, 27 or 54 mile courses to be completed within time parameters. The first one of 2015 was held in the Brecon Beacons and I was able to

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The Dark Peak with Drew and Rebecca

6.7.15 Walking with; Drew and Rebecca   Drew and Rebecca contacted Come walk with me via the Tours by locals website and we arranged to meet them at “The Old Hall Inn” in Chinley. The guys were from Jacksonville in Florida and had spent an unseasonably warm week in London watching the tennis at Wimbledon

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A Kinder wild camp

16/17.4.15 Walking with; Sam Sam and his family were on holiday in the UK from their home in the Carcassonne region of France. After a couple of days exploring the area around Hadrian’s Wall they had made it as far as the Peak District and Sam had decided he wanted some time to explore 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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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge and Kinder

4/5.11/14 Walking with; Jo     The shin splints finally seem to have mended and what better way to celebrate a return to walking health than with a classic Peak District double header. Mam Tor is a Peak District icon, alternatively known as “The Mother Mountain” or “The Shivering Mountain” it delivers spectacular views of the

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