Monthly Archives: September 2011

#45 – Wide open spaces! – Whitendale in the Forest of Bowland

If you like your spaces to be ‘wide open’ ones, you could do a lot worse than the Forest of Bowland, a tiny bit of wildness tucked away between Lancaster and the Yorkshire Dales.  Go expecting trees and you will … Continue reading

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#44 – On the edge – Walking the Saddleworth Edges

Let’s face it, you either like walking on gritstone moors or you don’t – I do! I started walking in my mid-teens, on the gritstone moors of the Forest of Bowland, the nearest hills to where I lived.  Perhaps the … Continue reading

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#43 – Blencathra – A Lake District gem

It’s a question that I get asked a lot – “What’s your favourite mountain, then?”  Blimey!  My stock answer to get me off the hook is, ”The one I’m on at the moment”.  Well, to start with, how do you … Continue reading

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#42 – A quick walk up (and down) the High Street

 A walk up and down the High Street might not seem to be the first choice for a mountain day, but lovers of the Lake District will soon put you right.  On the eastern side of the Lake District National … Continue reading

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