I took part in a 25 mile challenge hike to raise money for our local Walkers Are Welcome group. And it reminded me what an interesting and varied part of the world I live in. Varied, as in: not just drizzle, which it can sometimes feel like 😉
Last weekend I spent a couple of days with some friends hiking across to YHA Haworth. This was by way of raising funds for Mikron Theatre Company (there’s a connection this year to the YHA). A bit about Mikron Theatre Company I’m a Trustee for the excellent touring theatre company that is Mikron. We were looking at raising money for Mikron … Keep reading >
Hot on the heels of the recent Yorkshire 3 Peaks hike, I just completed the Offa’s 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 >
I’m doing the Offas’s Dyke Challenge on September 12th for the Red Cross, along with walking compadres Taru, Jenny and Karl (‘The Butterly Booters’). It’s 26 miles of mountainous hike. So what better way to prepare for that than.. 26 miles of mountainous 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 >
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 >