Monthly Archives: Oct 2011

#50 – Upper Wharfedale and Littondale – Wandering with a purpose

 It was Chris who, a few years ago, introduced me to the idea of walking from valley to valley.  After almost thirty years of walking, scrambling and climbing up pointy peaks, I had asked the question, “Why”?  She could have … Continue reading

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#49 – Blackstone Edge, back to “True Grit”.

 I’ve previously proclaimed my allegiance to gritstone edges and peat moors in this blog, and as a true Lancastrian you wouldn’t expect me to say anything else.  The trouble is, I’ve been spoiled by years of walking and climbing in … Continue reading

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#48 – Cnicht, the “Welsh Matterhorn”

 Sat at home in the middle of ‘normal’ UK October weather (dank, misty drizzle), it seems strange that two weeks ago we were walking the hills of Snowdonia wearing T-shirts.  Yet, that’s exactly what happened, and I have the evidence! … Continue reading

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#47 – From Ogwen to Capel Curig – The High Route

“…..the can of cold cider in the camper fridge didn’t touch the sides on the way down”!  (Blog #46 – Foel Fras and Drum in the Carneddau)    Now, that’s the way to end a walk, a variation on the old … Continue reading

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#46 – Foel Fras and Drum in the Carneddau, Snowdonia

Whichever way you look at it, the Carneddau range of mountains in North Wales is big – it is, in fact, the largest land-mass south of Scotland that is over 2500ft high (762 metres) in height.  Although there are many … Continue reading

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