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A Team Walk Up Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

Standing above Edinburgh is an unmissable sight, a group of hills that sit alone, rising out of the ground prominently, known as Holyrood Park....

The Magic of Machu Picchu

In my previous blog about the Salkantay Trek – the arduous but amazing walk to Machu Picchu – I said that Machu Picchu deserved...

Peru – Conquering the Salkantay

After three days acclimatising in Cusco and a mad last-minute scramble to find a better trek deal (note – don’t book the Salkantay trek...

Murton Pike and views over the Eden Valley

Murton Pike is an unmistakeable conical hill sitting at the foot of the Northern Pennines in the Eden Valley, Cumbria. A tempter for many...

Barrow from Braithwaite – A short ridge walk to stunning views

Barrow is a small fell in the Northern Lake District that height wise reaches just 1,494 feet (455 metres). But, the short walk up its...

To The Nine Standards from Kirkby Stephen

If you are in the hills and villages around the Upper Eden Valley and have looked southwards to the area where the Howgills meet...

Great Mell Fell: views in every direction

The expanse of Blencathra from the summit of Great Mell Fell For many people, the first sight of the English Lake District is coming off...

High Street from Haweswater via Riggindale Ridge

Over to the east of the Lake District lies one my favourite summit areas, High Street - 828 metres (2,718 ft). For many reasons, near towns, main...

Up Haystacks and around Buttermere – A day for making memories

The climb of Haystacks combined with a walk around Buttermere is a Lake District favourite for myself and many. I have done this in...

Cross Fell: A Dash To The Top Of The Pennines

It was a nice cool Sunday morning. Bacon butties in the making and coffee in hand. I had done a few walks very recently...

A Day On The Langdale Pikes

I love the Lakes, and I love Langdale valley. It’s my favourite spot. I’ve been coming to the Lake District for years and I...

Winter Beauty Begins On The Old Man Of Coniston

A Monday morning, a fresh cold November morning. Frost producing clear blue skies above and a first bit of snow on the Lake District...

Castle Crag – Bounding Up To Borrowdale Beauty

It was a beautiful day in the Lake District. A perfect day for walking. I needed another walk as it was the morning having...

Helvellyn – A Dramatic Dawn Over The Lake District

Was time to head up my favourite mountain once more. Helvellyn in Cumbria, The Lake District. The third highest peak in England and for...

Dufton Pike – Little Hill With Miles Of Beauty

It was a nice day, was sat drinking a coffee in the garden. I looked around and saw my boots, I looked up and...

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