Tag: hike

Paul Steele on Hiking and Clean for Confidence (video)

Hiking is a pastime that demands methodical preparation and having clean equipment gives me the confidence boost to walk further and climb higher, safe in the knowledge that I can rely on my kit to look after me. I walk, I hike, I climb and all the world over. Having my kit ready for any occasion or weather lets me concentrate on enjoying the world around me without distraction. You can hear my thoughts and more in this documentary film by BAFTA-nominated director Gary Tarn, presented by Kärcher UK. In fact I know it is not just me that believes...

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Wasdale – Drama and Beauty In The Lake District

It’s the most dramatic part of the Lakes isn’t it? The highest mountain, the deepest lake, the smallest church, and the biggest liars all hail from here. If you want to experience some of the extremes that the Lakes District has to offer, then Wasdale is the place to head to. Whilst the crowds flock to Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick, Wasdale offers visitors a sense of isolation. If you want to disappear from civilisation for a few days, then Wasdale can provide this service for you. Of course, given that the valley is home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell...

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Dee Estuary Walk – Ffynnongroyw to Flint

It was time for stage 2 of this Dee Estuary coastal walk. The scenery was about to change from dunes to a world of history and intrigue. From castles to ancient wells, from the remains of old docks to reminders of past industry. One of the things I was really enjoying about this long walk was the variety, not just in views, but also in local interesting facts. Ffynnongroyw grew with a the boom of coal mining. Once a few cottages amongst fields the late 19th Century brought coal mining to the area and people came from far and...

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Dee Estuary Walk – Prestatyn to Talacre Beach

I was ready for a new and wonderful adventure and walk. I was to take in a walk around the coastline of the Dee Estuary, starting at Prestatyn and eventually ending up high on the Wirral Peninsular at Hoylake. Variety was ahead as I made my way round, so much to see and learn. I have broken down each stage of the walk on these pages starting today with stage one, Prestatyn to Talacre and Point of Ayr Lighthouse. The exact start point was Barkby Beach, Prestatyn. A wonderful start point to be honest, staright on to the top...

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A Walk Up Roseberry Topping – A North Yorkshire Icon

For those that have seen Roseberry Topping will know what I mean when I describe it as iconic. Standing proudly, distinctive and somewhat isolated, this landmark of a peak in the North Yorkshire is a draw for ramblers and hikers of all standards. Standing at 1,049 feet (320 m) in height, it is a summit attainable by the many. It can be seen for miles around as a landmark with the distinctive shape and does indeed look so much higher than the facts say. I had a day out with Rusty and we were in the mood for an ascent and...

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Ribblehead Viaduct And A Grand Yorkshire Walk

It was time for another walk. The second of a fantastic HF Holidays weekend, walking many miles in the Yorkshire Dales. The variety was to be so apparent and a wonderful day in the wintry fresh air it was going to be. An area I know and love very well from previous walks, but a route that does not mean hard slogs over the Yorkshire 3 peaks for a change. Today was going to be a 7 mile circular walk around the Ribblehead Viaduct, walking along the slopes of the Three Peaks, getting some stunning different views of the...

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