West Nab

Tips for going solo in the hills

I enjoy spending time in the hills with other people, but every so often I like to head out on a solo trip to a new area. It keeps my comfort zone from shrinking, brushes up my navigation skills, and allows me to immerse myself in my environment in a way that I could never … Continue reading Tips for going solo in the hills

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Wessenden Valley

Walk: Wessenden and West Nab

This circular walk over superb moorland starts up high from a parking area on Wessenden Head Road. The route drops gently across moorland with stunning views all the way to Deer Hill reservoir on the outskirts of Meltham. From here, a bridleway leads uphill to Wessenden Head Road, the first real climb on the walk. … Continue reading Walk: Wessenden and West Nab

New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds

Mountain bike advocacy group, Ride Kirklees, recently opened a new mountain bike trail on the northern boundary of Kirklees. Located in the grounds of the historic Oakwell Hall at Birstall (near Leeds) the new trail has been built by Bike Track (who built the trails at Leeds Urban Bike Park and Lady Cannings Cooking on Gas). At Oakwell Hall, the new blue graded … Continue reading New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds

North Uist

Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist

Day: 7 Miles cycled: North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist: 32 miles Total miles: 151 miles Our overnight wild camp on a headland in Lochmaddy had been a fun location. It was right next to the ferry terminal, with access to the amazing (and spotless) toilet facilities of the marina near by. In hindsight, I wonder whether that … Continue reading Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist