Category Archives: Bothy days

#193 – The Spine Race 2016, as seen from Gregs Hut

The Spine Race – 268 miles on the Pennine Hills – In winter! Every January for the past five years, a hardy bunch of ultra-athletes have set off from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District with the intention of racing … Continue reading

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#150 – Cadair Idris by the Fox’s Path and the Pony Track

Anyone following UK mountain walking blogs at the moment will notice a common theme – at its most basic, the UK is being hammered by one of the longest periods of wet, windy weather that anyone can remember for a … Continue reading

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#141– Two men and a dog, and the highest noodle bar in the UK (Having a fun time on ‘The Spine Race’!)

“Do you fancy a couple of days up at Greg’s Hut in January?” If anyone other than John Bamber had asked the question, I would probably have answered with a reply that included sex and travel!  For those who don’t … Continue reading

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#134 – A wander up Foel Grach

The hills and mountains of the Carneddau of North Wales don’t have the ‘wow’ factor of the Snowdon Range or the Glyderau, but for lovers of solitude and connoisseurs of wild places these hills beat the pants off anything south … Continue reading

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#62 – ‘The Spine’ – Britain’s most brutal race! (Part 2)

Sometimes the Pennine Way must seem like a bad joke.  One of those times must be the Cumbria section where the route climbs steadily from Teesdale to cross the watershed at High Cup Nick.  From there the route drops 400 … Continue reading

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#61 – ‘The Spine’ – Britain’s most brutal race! (Part 1)

The Pennine Way is well known amongst outdoor enthusiasts as being the first long-distance trail in the UK.  The idea of a national trail came from walker and journalist Tom Stephenson, who having been inspired by the Appalachian Trail had … Continue reading

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