Category Archives: 3. Yorkshire Dales

#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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#114 – ‘The Spine’, Britains most brutal race – the inside story.

Saturday morning 12th January – It must have been getting quite tense at the start line of ‘The Spine’ race.  After all, running the 268 mile Pennine Way in winter in less than one week is a pretty tough challenge.  … Continue reading

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#113 – ‘The Spine’ 2013, Britains most brutal race!

The usual Monday blog post will be delayed a day or so, as we are all just back from this years race, and I don’t have the pics yet.  Suffice it to say there was cold, there was pain and … Continue reading

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#110 – Happy New Year!

Have a ‘magical’ New Year in 2013 – best wishes from Paul, Chris and Border Collie ‘Mist’. Text and images © Paul Shorrock p.s. The above image was taken just before Christmas, on a walk in the Elen Valley in … Continue reading

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#76 – “Are you playing on the computer AGAIN?!!

A few months back a friend asked me about my outdoor writing, along the lines of “But what do you DO?”  I explained it something like this – “I go for a walk, I write about it, people throw money … Continue reading

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#74 – A challenging day? Or a piece of pie!

Sometimes a day in the mountains turns out to be more challenging than expected.  The weather changes unexpectedly or the rock on a scramble turns out to be wet and greasy.  The mist is more of a problem than expected, … Continue reading

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#71 – Buckden Pike (with dry feet!)

After plundering other great blogs for inspiration for walks, I thought it was time to come up with an original idea – less easy when you only have a short walking day and have walked all the obvious local routes, … Continue reading

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#67 – Pen y Ghent on skis

Well here we are hurtling into March and still no real winter.  A couple more weeks and it will be spring, though you might think it had already arrived.  In post #65 I told the story of a very unseasonal … Continue reading

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