Tag Archives: Discovery Walking Guides

#273 – Diary of a project – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook (Part 4)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back)  In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out with 129 men and two ships to find a sea link between the Arctic and Pacific Oceans.    The fabled … Continue reading

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#272 – Diary of a project – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook (Part 3)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) My first trip out recording the Y3P Challenge walk (see post #271) had been a bit, err …. damp!   Gore-Tex jacket and salopettes were dried within a … Continue reading

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#271 – Diary of a project (Part 2) – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) There’s a saying in the military, known as the 7 P’s – “Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents P*ss Poor Performance”. I soon realised that if I was … Continue reading

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#270 – Diary of a project (Part 1) – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Back in 2009, I was looking for a new project.  A couple of years earlier I had started writing hiking routes for WalkingWorld and had a great … 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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#45 – Wide open spaces! – Whitendale in the Forest of Bowland

If you like your spaces to be ‘wide open’ ones, you could do a lot worse than the Forest of Bowland, a tiny bit of wildness tucked away between Lancaster and the Yorkshire Dales.  Go expecting trees and you will … Continue reading

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#21 – If at first you don’t succeed… The Nantlle Ridge

My last trip to Snowdonia had been on 3rd December (blog #3).  I had intended to walk the east section of the Nantlle Ridge as part of the research for the Discovery Walking Guides Snowdonia project.  I already had a … Continue reading

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#15 – “…feeling a bit peaky..”

The peaks in this case being three in number.  Last weeks post on Pen y Ghent brought back memories of the previous year, when I spent four months researching for a guidebook on the Three Peaks Challenge – That’s the … Continue reading

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#2 – Catching up with the backlog

It’s intended that this blog will get a weekly update as to what I’ve been getting up to in the hills over the previous week.  However, there’s not much to add today, as I started the blog in the middle … Continue reading

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