Category: Hikes/Climbs

A walk up Catbells – a favourite of many

A climb of Catbells, not being so high at 451 metres (1,480 ft), but blessed with incredible scenery, is something that has become a popular undertaking for many. Many thousands, from small children to the elderly have took the time to wander up the gentle ridge to the top. So many more thousands have seen it, as we have shown before across Derwentwater from Keswick, a grassy ridge leading up to the bump of a summit. The route for most is the North Ridge, walking up the ‘bumps’ to the top. Within just a few minutes of getting on the path...

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Spring Ahoy – Hiking In The Cool Sun

I just love waking up, peering out the curtains to see a gorgeous sunny day forming. Never worry about the temperature so early in the year for that, clothes help that matter. Sunny February days bring quiet roads, quiet tracks/paths and lots and lots of fresh air. Northumberland is my new home and thus exploration awaits every time I step out the front door. Hills, fields and gorgeous views with of course plenty of the fresh air. The lambs are already appearing in the fields too!! Seemed they had as much a spring in their step as I did....

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Dartmoor – Treading Tors

Today was a day for getting right out there in the middle of Dartmoor. Out on foot, in the open space, Up and away from all surrounded by nothing but beautiful landscape. I absolutely loved it. My starting point was a very little place called Postbridge. It may be small but the amount of visitors there soon became apparent. Located here just off the road on the river is one of dartmoors more famous clapper bridges. A simple but magnificent bride. It is thought to date all the way back to the 12th – 14th century. Surviving floods, use...

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