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Action precedes Motivation

Action precedes motivation! That’s what I told myself on Tuesday morning as I looked out the window at a cold and grey Skiddaw, half covered in cloud. Five months have passed since my knee operation and since then I’ve progressed through various stages of rehabilitation; I sat in the garden reading for a fortnight in…

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Waverley Line option for St Cuthbert’s Way

It’s over fifty years since Dr Richard Beeching swung his axe with his first report, ‘The Reshaping of British Railways’. Beeching identified 2,363 stations and 5,000 miles of railway line for closure. It must have had a devastating effect on those reliant on the railway for employment or mobility. While many of the routes simply…

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Winter Wonderland

Isn’t it funny how some walks remain with you always? So much so that even with the passing of time, you still in your mind, can recall the sights, sounds and smells as clearly as the very day you were there. One such day for me wasn’t one of my epic long distance walks or…

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Peregrini Lindisfarne receives funding

It’s been a great week for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as they have received the excellent news that the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme has been awarded £1.3million by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme, which is anticipated will start at the beginning of 2015 will fund conservation and engagement projects…

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High Praise for West Highland Way

The West Highland Way has been named in a list of the world’s best walks. Travel magazine Wanderlust recently compiled a list of 37 World Class Walks including such gems as; Annapurna Circuit, Larapinta Trail, Mount Sinai, Appalachian Trail, Tour du Mont Blanc, Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro and Canada’s West Coast Trail. The West Highland Way,…

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Worth Setting the Alarm for

As you are aware here at Mickledore we are all very keen walkers ourselves. Unfortunately the end of British Summer Time; the turning back of clocks, marks an end to after work walking. In daylight certainly.

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England Coast Path

Natural England have this week published its proposals to improve public access along a 34 mile stretch of coast in west Cumbria, from Whitehaven to Silecroft.

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All in the First Mile

Those of you who follow our blog will know that I am off the trails and fells for the remainder of this year. This hasn’t however prevented me from getting out and about, sightseeing and enjoying a short stroll at some of my favourite places. At the weekend I visited Bowness-on-Solway, either the start or…

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Photographing the Lake District

Our friend, Stuart Holmes, is this week launching his new book, Photographing The Lake District.

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Thinking of Days to Come

Yesterday I received the telephone call I’ve been waiting on for some time. It was from the secretary of the consultant who will perform my knee operation.

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