Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016

I've neglected hiking for the latter part of this year - Yes I did my annual long distance path in Scotland, managed a couple of Lakes Weekends, but that daily hiking, which I used to be really good at maintaining, has slipped by the wayside somewhat. Now, that's for various reasons none of which are … Continue reading Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016

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A Hike Across the Peak District from Sheffield to the Buxton Brewery Tap!

Well I'm a bit behind here as I was busy preparing for and then walking along the Cape Wrath Trail (that's coming) and thought I better put a quick post up about this walk I did the week before Scotland. The walk crossed the park from Sheffield, across the Mam Tor Ridge and eventually Buxton … Continue reading A Hike Across the Peak District from Sheffield to the Buxton Brewery Tap!

Pennine Way: Haworth to Malham for the weekend April 2015

Mike and I both decided more multi day hiking was needed in preparation for future trips and just for general fitness. However, we're both away shortly for admittedly active trips, but it's going to be important to try and keep things like this up. I recently bought a rowing machine to help with cardio midweek … Continue reading Pennine Way: Haworth to Malham for the weekend April 2015

Two Days Along the Dales Way

Mike and I were always planning on walking over Easter, but Mike wasn't too keen on difficult terrain (i.e. off piste etc) so I suggested the Dales Way between Ilkley and Dent. After an early start we got to Ilkley and the nice man inside Betty's Cafe let us buy a couple of Simnel Fat … Continue reading Two Days Along the Dales Way

Snow covered Ingleborough from Little Ingleborough

I'd not been to the Yorkshire Dales National Park for quite some time - I think it will have been August last year - and I was keen to return. I'd planned last week, but it wasn't to be. This last week I have checked the forecasts hoping for fresh dumps of snow (the Dales … Continue reading Snow covered Ingleborough from Little Ingleborough

Hebden Bridge (yep, again) to Sowerby Bridge

I originally intended to get out to the Dales this weekend, but my friend and I were planning on cooking Burns Supper for a few folk and the timings would have not worked for people wanting to eat food before midnight. That's happened before... I thought about a few alternatives, but given the fact we … Continue reading Hebden Bridge (yep, again) to Sowerby Bridge

Hebden Bridge to Haworth and back over the Tops

It was with some satisfaction that I spotted a band of wintry weather heading our way towards the end of the week and I planned a familiar walk in the snow to take advantage of what's not the most common of weather types in England. I would just say that you shouldn't blunder out into the snow … Continue reading Hebden Bridge to Haworth and back over the Tops

Guiseley to Ilkley over the Moor

I decided I had better start hiking more regularly after a period with not much walking whilst I was out of the country and making craft beer brewers noticeably richer. I adore hiking, but sometimes a part of me forgets this and I struggle to get out in the morning - particularly when Yorkshire Mire is the … Continue reading Guiseley to Ilkley over the Moor