Marsden Adventure Outdoors Day – 10th Sept

Marsden Moor hike - Marsden Adventure Outdoors - Meet The Ranger

I have been helping to organise an outdoors themed day – Marsden Adventure Outdoors.

And thought I’d share it here for any readers in the West Yorkshire / Saddleworth / Peak District region (or further afield!) who wanted to come along.

This will be part of the Pennine Prospects Walk and Ride 2016 Festival.

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Training for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (for @simonotstreets) – along The Pennine Way / Oldham Way

I’ve had a couple of trips away of late, so this weekend I was determined to get out and get moving in prep for the upcoming Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge I’m doing (raising money for homeless charity Simon On The Streets). Saturday looked like the best day so that was the plan. A ‘proper’ walk, come what may. What I hadn’t planned … read more >

Kit Review – Mountain Paws dog bowl for hikes and walking

Just a quick ‘kit test’ in that I think I’ve mentioned the water bowl I have for the dog before but I think it merits a proper mention because it’s so handy. The one we (well, Brodie Dog) uses is the Mountain Paws bowl. It’s collapsible and with two handles, I can secure it easily to my backpack. And whilst she favours stream water (or puddle water, weird dog) I always take extra fresh … read more >

Back on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge for @simonotstreets

I’m going to be doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge later this year – raising money for Simon On The Streets and this post isn’t so much about fund-raising .. I’ll be on that soon enough 🙂 .. but more a prompt for me to get fitter (e.g now I’ve publicly committed to it!). Saturday 8th September. That’s the day. As this isn’t an ‘official’ event … read more >

Trip to the Isle of Rum #3 – a hike over to Guirdil Bothy

Our second day on Rum was going to less about height and more about distance. We were heading over to Guirdil, the other Bothy on Rum. And what a beautiful start to the day – it was blue skies from the start. The occasionally heard cuckoo from the day before had made a couple of appearances during the night, I was blaming that, rather my snoring for keeping tent partner Nigel awake. Looking up Dibidil Glen – post-breakfast snooze in … read more >

The Pule Hill pivot

As I out was on a walk on Sunday, taking some photos (below) and musing over why Pule Hill is the shape it is, I felt a bit like the guy from Close Encounters – focusing on his mashed potato mountain. The ‘mountain’ in this case was said hill, I’m not sure what classification of hill it is (I’d need to check … read more >