Category Archives: 3. Yorkshire Dales

#237 – It’s a dog’s life!

Woof woof!! – it’s that time of year again where I sneak up to the Boss’s computer thingy and write my own blog – I definitely do a better job than him! We didn’t get to play in the snow … Continue reading

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#177 – Y3P – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

In July 1887, two teachers from Giggleswick School near Settle decided to have a stroll over Ingleborough (724 metres/2375ft). When they got there, Whernside (728 metres/2388ft) must have looked inviting in the distance, so they carried on. At Whernside they … Continue reading

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#148 – Here we go again! The Spine Race 2014

It’s that time of year again.  Time for the ‘Spine Race’.  For those of you who don’t already know the ‘Spine Race’, it’s an epic seven-day event following the Pennine Way, the national trail that runs along the Pennine Hills, … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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#133 – Rising to the challenge – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge walk

 As challenge walks go, the circuit of the Yorkshire Three Peaks is challenging!  As the name suggests there are three peaks on the route – Pen y Ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough 723 metres).  Not big hills … Continue reading

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# 130 – A busy week!

A busy week doesn’t come anywhere near describing it!  It went something like this –  Sunday –  Fund raising for my mountain rescue team, NEWSAR (North East Wales Search And Rescue) Monday – Awareness day and fund raising for NEWSAR. … Continue reading

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#124 – Avalanche!

There has been little incentive to head for the higher hills over the past week – strong winds have made walking difficult in the mountains, and wind chill on top of an already cold temperature has made it feel like … Continue reading

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