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The Hounds And The Hills

The Hounds And The Hills

On Twitter I am often asked if I take my hounds with me on my treks, hikes and climbs. Well, the short answer is unfortunately… not all the time….. but as much as I can They love nothing better than getting out in the fresh air, nose down to the ground, exploring and bounding. But, […]

Saddleworth – Standedge, My Peace Spot

Saddleworth – Standedge, My Peace Spot

I am born and bred in Oldham/Saddleworth so although I have moved around a lot in my life I have a deep connection with this hilly part of the world. My first hills, my first game of cricket and childhood memories in nature on foot. Of course over the past few years since living back […]

Autumn Through The North Of England

Autumn Through The North Of England

Saddleworth – A walk along the canal, Uppermill Autumn! Tis the season of colour. I love hiking and walking in any season. I can take to an old walk I have done and get a whole new perspective as the whole scenery changes through the seasons. Even my iPhone camera starts to point in different […]

Hartshead Pike – The Edge of the Pennines at Dusk

Hartshead Pike – The Edge of the Pennines at Dusk

On the side of the pennines, just a few miles from my home above Ashton-Under-Lyne and Mossley, sits Hartshead Pike. (Map) Not a huge hill at all, nothing spectacular from some angles….. BUT, when you stand atop at the right time its splendour becomes apparent. For looking out to the West you realise this is […]