Category Archives: 4. Northern England

#239 – The Spine Race 2018 – “roughing it” at Greg’sHut

The annual epic event following the 268 miles of the Pennine Way National Trail in winter has earned the Spine Race the tag line of ‘Britain’s most brutal’, and there won’t be many who would argue with that description.  Walking … Continue reading

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#238 – Back to the Pennine Way and the Spine Race

The Montane Spine Race – 268 miles of Pennine Way – In winter! One from the archives this week – I’m away on safety cover for the race and they won’t run a power lead out to Greg’s Hut, so … Continue reading

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#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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#216 – “I’ve sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder…” (from ‘The Manchester Rambler’ by Ewan McColl)

Regular readers of this blog will know that every January I disappear for a week to work with my old mate John Bamber on one of the Safety Teams on the Spine Race (click here for the back-story of ‘The … Continue reading

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#215 – A dogs life! (in 2016)

“Woof – Every now and then the Boss goes out of the room and then it’s my chance to take over his blog.  He’ll never learn!  So, here’s what I’ve been doing all year.” “We had the usual nonsense back … Continue reading

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#212 – Bleaklow from Snake Pass

I’m not saying that I’ve turned into a ‘fair weather walker’, but It’s good to be able to pick and choose hill days according to the conditions.    It doesn’t always work that way though – I had to taxi … Continue reading

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#209 – Mam Tor, the Shivering Mountain

Living in North Wales, there really isn’t any need to go far for a good day out in the mountains, but sometimes it’s good to have a change.   A Peak District trip was on the cards, and one walk … Continue reading

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