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 … Keep reading >

Black Hill and back – a sunny, boggy, grouse filled hike

Yesterday I finally did a route I’d looked at a while back but for various reasons not fully completed. And I had the best of the weekend weather as it turned out .. witness my slightly red forehead now 🙂 The route starts and ends in Marsden, taking in the Wessenden Valley and part of the Pennine Way into the Peak District and up … Keep reading >

A hike from Marsden to Stoodley Pike – three Men, one Dog, some art and history

This is the second time I’ve walked to my dad’s house, about 13.5 miles over the moors. This time Brodie Dog and I were joined by my sons Joe and Ronan. They’re the other two men in the post blog title. Actual men, both being over 18. Which is alarming as I can remember carrying them both in backpacks and it really (really) doesn’t seem that … Keep reading >

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 … Keep reading >

A path less trodden

“Let’s go off road today” .. silent stare … Yep I talk to my dog but sometimes forget she isn’t Scooby Doo. Though she can sound like Chewbacca when she is begging for food. Much of my walking is done in my own back yard, the moors and hills that form a horseshoe around my home town of Marsden. And … Keep reading >

Reservoir Round Trip

I knew it was going to be a bright, frosty morning so despite having over-Guinnessed (oh dear) from the night before, I headed off up onto the moors with the dog. I’m joining some others in february to walk up Snowdon – so any and all exercise at this stage has got to be good 🙂 I had a vague plan to head … Keep reading >