Offa’s Dyke challenge walk for The Red Cross

Offa's Dyke Clwydian Hills red Cross Hike Challenge walk

Hot on the heels of the recent Yorkshire 3 Peaks hike, I just completed the Offa‚Äôs Dyke challenge as¬†a Red Cross fund-raiser. Credit where it’s due:¬†the vast majority of the money raised in my case was actually by my walking compadres on¬†challenges like this: Taru,¬†Jenny and Karl (a.k.a “The Butterley¬†Booters’ .. named after a local reservoir and a local beer). … Keep reading >

The NSPCC North HACK Challenge Hike 2014

NSPCC North HACK 2014 Hike

I thought the NSPCC North HACK, albeit 22 miles long, would be maybe a bit of breeze. I based this tremendously complacent view on the fact that I had just walked 3 days and 45 miles or so¬†along a hot¬†Ridgeway Trail and carrying a heavy rucksack at that. So 22 miles¬†along¬†some¬†(to my mind) gentle gradients in Calderdale, with just a … Keep reading >

Walking part of the Kirklees Way – training for @NSPCC North HACK challenge

Dogs Brodie and Scout on Kirklees Way

We (myself, Jenny and Taru) haven’t been able to get out that much recently to get in the zone for the looming NSPCC North HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) challenge but we nearly constituted a full team this weekend, with Taru and I hitting the rain-sodden hills. This was our second walk along the Kirklees Way – this time … Keep reading >