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Damflask Reservoir in the Loxley Valley, South Yorkshire

The day was calm and the skies were a gorgeous shade of blue with just a scattering of clouds as though they were placed there in perfection, the warmth of the sun on our backs as we began our stroll around Damflask reservoir, just heavenly. Sun cream was certainly required on this day, though this is an absolute beaut of a circuit with partial tree coverage over a generous part of the track making it easy in any weather and with a very well-maintained pathway all around it is accessible to all.  The circuit around Damflask reservoir is only...

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Walking Tenerife – Above The Clouds Amongst Ancient Rocks

It was the fourth day of walking on this Tenerife Walking Festival and what a magnificent way to finish! Walking a route above the clouds amongst ancient volcanoes and volcanic rocks. Starting beneath the peak of El Teide on the South West side it was a shorter walk but absolutely no less spectacular. With much variety. Spectacular? Yes, this is the real Tenerife. Away from the small section of bars and pools. Volcano peaks in every direction you look. Rocks of ancient times beneath your feet and nature in all its colour fighting the elements. As it was my...

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Walking Tenerife – Across the Volcanic Ash of Chinyero Volcano

Tenerife, a land of many volcanoes. Most people, whom have not learnt about the island think of just El Teide. It is easy to assume the island was caused by just that one volcano chimney but over the last 10 million years or so, Tenerife has been shaped by many volcanoes and varying eruptions. You only have to walk around at all heights on the island like I have to appreciate this in great detail. Today was day 3 of the Tenerife Walking Festival and time for a new walk. A walk through the solidified lava and ash of...

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Walking Tenerife – Montaña Blanca to El Portillo

It was day two of the Tenerife Walking Festival and after the greenery from the first day’s walk it was time to head up higher to new terrain. Along ancient volcanic landscapes beneath the peak of El Teide and views above the clouds. The starting point for the walk, about 10.5 km, was the same starting point as if you are walking up El Teide itself. Beneath the gloriously coloured Montaña Blanca, the third highest peak on the island..  Up here amongst the highest peaks of the island you really do see the contrast of colours. Differing ages of volcanic...

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Walking Tenerife – Erjos to Masca

Tenerife, yes, it was wonderful to be back in Tenerife, hiking again! My favourite pastime in one of my favourite places to hike. Those that come to this island to drink and sunbathe may only see the sandy fraction of it in the South but those that wander see an island of vast variety, history, nature and culture. It was day one of the Tenerife Walking Festival and my first walk was to be Erjos to Masca, through the eastern Tuno Rural Park, along ridges and to see a beautifully green part of Tenerife. Let’s go! a 10 km...

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Tyne To Tees Walk: Easington Colliery to Beyond Crimdon

It was day three of my walk from the River Tyne to the River Tees. The weather had become greyer than the last couple of days but that wasn’t about to spoil the walk at all, nor was it going to spoil the beauty and views. For the first part of this section I had the pleasure of company from former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper and his father. Steve’s father was a former worker at Easington Colliery and thus this whole stretch was the scene of Steve’s childhood. Back then when the pits were in full flow this coast...

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