Heading for Langstrath

Hidden Gem on Stake Pass

By Mark Wright If you stick true to the path as you follow Stake Pass from Langdale over into Langstrath on the Cumbria Way you will without a doubt have a thoroughly enjoyable time. However, at the highest point, should you detour just a few metres off to the left, then an enjoyable time is…

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BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018

By Mark Wright The BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 shortlist has been announced. The annual awards recognise the best of the British countryside over a range of categories including National Park of the Year, Beach of the Year and even Country Book of the Year. Voting will open on 19th January and runs until 5th…

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Haystacks Summit

Breakfast on Haystacks

By Mark Wright I really enjoy early morning walks. I particularly like the colours as the sun rises and mountains wake from their sleep. I like the fresh cold air also and the stillness, the quiet. This morning I headed out early with the intention of enjoying all these things and a spot of breakfast…

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Craigellachie Bridge Speyside Way

Who Owns the Craigellachie Bridge?

By Mark Wright This is the question being asked by the group, Friends of Craigellachie Bridge. The 150ft cast iron bridge spans the River Spey and is a favourite attraction with those walking our Speyside Way holiday. Maintenance of the bridge is carried out by Moray Council and therefore the assumption was they were the…

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Reflections on St Bees beach

A Morning at St Bees

By Mark Wright Finding time to get out walking over winter months can be fairly difficult. Shorter days, inclement weather and dare I say it in November, Christmas preparations, all playing their part. So it’s really important to grab those little windows of opportunity when they arise. This morning I had the luxury of a…

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Cotswold Way Dowdeswell to Painswick

Katie and Shelley’s Search for Knowledge on the Cotswold Way

By Katie Armitage My colleague Shelley and I recently walked the Cotswold Way with the aim of enhancing our knowledge of the route as well as getting to know a few of our wonderful accommodation providers. Day 1: Chipping Campden to Winchcombe We started our Cotswold Way adventure from Chipping Campden. The trail started with…

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Sue and Mike on Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall – My First Long Distance Path

By Sue Williams I recently spent time walking Hadrian’s Wall with my husband Mike. My aim was to enhance my knowledge of the route and get to know some of our fantastic accommodation providers. Hadrian’s wall was my first ever long distance path and a brilliant introduction to multi day walking. From the start we…

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Herriot Way

Tara on the Herriot Way

I recently spent 4 days walking the Herriot Way along with my husband Scott and our dog Molly. Walking the Herriot Way – Keld to Reeth We started our walk full of cheese omelettes and toast and carrying packed lunches and a little package of sausages for Molly, all courtesy of our lovely hosts. Waterproof…

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Tara out Long Distance Walking

The Joy of the Long Distance Walker

By Mark Wright The joy of the long distance walker. It sounds far more positive than the title of the short story and film, ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’ doesn’t it? Something our colleague Steve would know about all too well having taken on some pretty long distances in recent years, including one…

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Staithes Harbour

Lynne on the Cleveland Way

On Saturday, along with my husband Jon, I set off on the Cleveland Way and what a beautiful start we had! We began our 109 mile journey in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, After a lovely breakfast at our B&B we were on our way, with around 11 miles to walk to the evening’s…

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