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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. Here I headed out early with the intention of enjoying all these things and a spot of breakfast on…

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Three Peaks

A Grand Day Out in Yorkshire

By Mark Wright 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…

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Lucy on the Coast to Coast

Completing the Coast to Coast

By Mark Wright 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…

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Coast to Coast

Unfinished Business on the Coast to Coast

By Mark Wright 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…

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Climbing Goat Fell

The Arran Coastal Way – Scotland in Miniature

By Mark Wright 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…

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Heading for Barrow

A Bimble up Barrow

By Mark Wright Yesterday gave us one of those glorious evenings whereby you have absolutely no choice whatsoever, but to go out and make the most of it. I chose to have a bimble up Barrow to take in the view of the mighty Skiddaw and also down into Newlands Valley. It’s a fairly gentle…

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Cotton Grass

Walk after Work

By Mark Wright Summer evenings are just the best aren’t they? Warm, light evenings are just the perfect invitation for a walk after work. So, on Wednesday after racing out the office and throwing some fruit and water into my little pack, I headed down Borrowdale to the small but beautiful village of Stonethwaite with…

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High Snockrigg and Robinson

Morning Walk at Buttermere

By Mark Wright On Saturday morning I made the most of the sunshine and took myself off to Buttermere where I enjoyed a lovely walk round the lake. I walked anti clockwise, and rather than simply sticking with the lake shore path I headed up through Burtness Wood and onto the fell-side beneath High Stile…

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Red Pike

Temperature Inversions

By Mark Wright Temperature inversions would appear to have been the main topic of conversion in the Lake District this week. News was out on Sunday evening that Monday had a good inversion forecast and walkers were out in numbers with their cameras. Social media was awash with fantastic images. Work commitments prevented me from…

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Grasmoor from Darling Fell

Low Fell and Darling Fell

By Mark Wright Despite having walked extensively throughout the lakes for many years now, there are still many places I have yet to visit. Not just fell tops, but valleys and tarns too. My list of ‘things to do and places to see’ seems to be growing faster than I can tick them off. In…

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