Le Hike to Le Grand Depart

between Holme Moss Black Hill Yorkshire Moors

The Tour De France Grand Depart, as anyone with a TV or radio will know, started from Yorkshire this year. And whilst I’ve never had more than a passing interest in watching bike races; it seemed crazy not to be part of such an enthusiastically embraced event, living so close as I do to part of the route. By close, I mean … read more >

Fog, Bog and Slog – The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Hike

Coming off Whernside - Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Well, the Yorkshire 3 peaks was a game of 2 halves for  sure. The morning, starting at Horton in Ribblesdale at 6.30 a.m (actually, starting at 3.30 a.m at home) was shrouded in misty fog (one above mist but just below thick fog if you know what I mean) and drizzle. Which continued up and over Pen-Y-Ghent and up to … read more >

Heading up the Yorkshire 3 Peaks – I may be sometime..

I’ll be on the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge when this post is published (Saturday 8th September) and then straight off the next day to help Mikron Theatre company break a narrowboat record (40 hours boating non-stop on a specific section of the waterways, blimey.) So no post-challenge write-up for a while but hopefully I’ll be back in one piece soon 🙂 In the meantime, … read more >

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival – Sept 2012

Just a quick post about an outdoors festival taking place in the South Pennines area (north UK for my USA friends) in September. I just got an email update about it and there looks to be loads on for every type of outdoorsy person. The events  run between 8th and 23rd September 2012.. you can get more info here :   www.walkandridefestival.co.uk And for my specific micro-area (Marsden … read more >

Meanderthal man out fossil hunting and deer watching

I haven’t been doing much more than meander on my walks of late. That’s less about the weather and more a lack of time. But I’m supposed to be getting myself geared up for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, so a week or so ago I set off with son Joe with a vague plan to head to Pule Hill (highest place … 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 >