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Guidebook: Walking in the Upper Dearne Valley

"Walking in the Upper Dearne Valley" by Jacquie Budd   This guidebook features 8 circular walks in the Upper Dearne Valley, individually researched by walking the routes during a very wet and muddy winter. Walks start at 4.5 miles in length, increasing to 9.5 miles as you go through the book. All walks are circular … Continue reading Guidebook: Walking in the Upper Dearne Valley

Looking across the Lake District

Why I head to the hills

I'm not a summit bagger. Sure, I like the sense of achievement that comes from getting to the trig point at the top of a hill/mountain. Ok, I admit that I have a summit ritual (once around the trig point, or cairn, in an anti-clockwise direction). Yes, I hate accepting defeat and retreating off a … Continue reading Why I head to the hills

Langsett in August


Sometimes, it's nice not to drive so far to get away from it all. I'm really lucky to live only a short distance from Langsett Reservoir (nr Sheffield, Sth Yorkshire). The trails here are superb for a quick hit of nature and a blast of fresh air. Whether it be flat ambling by the side … Continue reading Langsett

Hidden Peak

The Peak District has been my back garden for over 20 years.  From living in Derbyshire and hotfooting it up into the White Peak at the weekends, to living in Yorkshire and heading over to the northern Dark Peak for my regular fix of the outdoors, I've explored many areas of the Peak on foot, … Continue reading Hidden Peak