Walking home for Christmas

I had a walk out this morning with my son Joe as we both wanted to blow away the cobwebs. Him from being stuck indoors a lot finishing his 3rd year dissertation and me from having overstretched myself in the present buying and wrapping stakes (amazing how tiring that can be). And I fancied I should build up some credit in the … Keep reading >

What’s up there then? a detour up March Hill

I planned a walk on Saturday to get vaguely in the zone for a hike up Scafell Pike on 26th Nov (vaguely, as in one walk won’t get me as fit as the other guys doing the walk!). And it turned out to be the best day of the weekend with blue skies all the way. My sketch of a route, planned a couple … Keep reading >

A walk to New Lancashire – the Standedge Trail

On saturday I headed off across to New Lancashire for a circular walk that was about 10 miles in total. New Lancashire is that part of Saddleworth that used to be Old Yorkshire before some chaps in brown suits commandeered it as part of a metropolitan area shake up, back in the 1970s. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddleworth) Anyway, they annexed off as many … Keep reading >

Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge – the please-sponsor-me blog post edition

I spent some of tonight reading about the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge and what I was letting myself in for. And ordering a map of the area. I think the Red Cross team (who I signed up with to support) will be around to assist any lost walkers but I thought it was best I had a map of my … Keep reading >

Just signed up to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

I must be mad. Or driven by fear that I really need to get in shape. So my solution? Train for the National 3 peaks challenge by doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. On 16th July to be exact. Which is not long now. So less typing and more planning for that I think! If you want to support me … Keep reading >