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View to Pillar

Pillar

With the glorious weather from the weekend extending into Monday I decided to take myself off for a good long walk. My destination was Pillar, one of my favourite fells. Pillar is an enormous fell, towering above both the head of the Wasdale valley and the Ennerdale valley. It’s a fell that both our Coast…

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Greenup Gill

Langdale Pikes

The birds were singing as I walked out of Stonethwaite yesterday morning heading for Greenup Gill. The sky was blue and my hands were cold. As I walked into the sun I thought of all the Coast to Coast walkers who’d began their day over the years squinting their eyes as they set off on…

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Heading up onto Helvellyn

Helvellyn

To kick start spring I enjoyed one of my favourite walks today. Up onto Helvellyn and along Swirral Edge and Striding Edge. It’s a walk I never tire of. It’s not exactly a typical Mickledore walk but it’s good exercise for the legs. Especially when longer days are just around the corner. February had been…

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Honister Crag and Dale Head

Great Gable

With fine weather forecast yesterday I headed out to enjoy one of my favourite walks. Honister to Great Gable. There was a slight twist on this occasion as my intention wasn’t to go to the summit of Great Gable but rather to walk round it on the high level traverse which Alfred Wainwright described as…

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Three Peaks

Yorkshire

I first stood on Pen y Ghent in October of last year. It was a warm autumn day, the skies were clear, and as I stood surveying the beautiful Yorkshire countryside around me I couldn’t have been happier. I was drawn to what I understood to be Ingleborough and to the right of that Whernside….

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Catbells

Autumn into Winter

When there is snow on the ground and the sun is shining from a bright blue sky it requires very little motivation to get out and walk. However it’s not quite so easy when you wake to a damp, gloomy grey day and find the snow has melted. However it pays to lace up your…

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Rob Roy Way

Rob Roy Way

Last month Peter Draemann from Zurich walked the Rob Roy Way with us. A 79 mile holiday from Drymen up to Pitlochry. Peter has very kindly shared an account of his walking holiday with us. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have. Peter began by saying, “First of all I would…

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Lucy on the Coast to Coast

Lucy – Walking the Coast to Coast

Twenty five years ago our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast, known as the Lakes and Mountains section. A quarter of a century on and Lucy is walking the Dales and Moors section to finally complete the route. Here we follow Lucy’s progress on the first three days from Kirkby Stephen…

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Coast to Coast

Completing the Coast to Coast

Our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast path 25 years ago. The route travels right across the north of England through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. Back then Lucy and her school friend Eleanor had recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh gold expedition and…

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Climbing Goat Fell

Lynne – Walking the Arran Coastal Way

Lynne set off yesterday on her 64 mile Arran Coastal Way adventure. Accompanied by her husband Jon, Lynne is making the trip to gain further knowledge of the route as well as to enjoy the superb hospitality of our accommodation providers. This in turn will help us to deliver you even better walking holidays in…

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