Monthly Archives: June 2011

First impressions & test Of Exped Synmat 7 UL mat

Anyone who has followed my blog recently will know that my POE Peak Elite regular sleeping mat sprung two separate leaks on 2 occasions pretty much in the same place.  Fair to say that I decided to send back my … Continue reading

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Pennine Way – Garsgrave to Hardraw part III Horton – Hardraw

A frustrating  night’s sleep of blowing up my sleeping mat and feeling it deflate gradually a number of times gave way to a rather windy morning.  I was away quite quickly after breakfast as the weather forecast for today was … Continue reading

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Eight new nuclear power stations sites announced

Just saw this on the BBC website. None in Scotland – so they are going to fill the mountains full of wind turbines !! Here is the link: Nuclear power stations  

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Pennine Way Garsgrave to Hardraw – Day 2 (Malham-Horton)

Saturday  4th June – Malham  – Horton in Ribblesdale   15.5 miles (25 km) The day dawned bright and sunny with hardly any breeze.   I packed  up straight after breakfast and by the time I was back on the Way, … Continue reading

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The Ban on the Bonny Bonny Banks | an Erosion of Access Rights?

I found an interesting post on the blog by John Bell –  Scottish Mountains.  Thanks to Andy at Surfnlide for pointing it out to me.  What do you think ?

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Pennine Way – Garsgrave – Hardraw Part I

I started walking the Pennine Way in sections some time ago and before I started this blog.  After quite a break walking in other areas of the UK, I have decided to complete this rest of the Way.  By the … Continue reading

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No walking last weekend – just sheep shearing !

Nothing to do with walking, but I thought readers might like to see what I was up to  last Saturday .  This is an annual event for my family, organising our small flock of sheep to be shorn. Something vital … Continue reading

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