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The Pennine Way at 50: where to eat, drink and stay along the route

The nation’s original long-distance footpath is 50 years old this weekend. William Atkins, author of a book on the Pennine uplands, revels in the spell they cast and Kevin Rushby picks the best places to sleep, snack and sup along the path


The highest beach in Britain!

Around 800 feet above sea level, and just a 40 minute walk from Todmorden in the South Pennines, there is a beach! Yes, you’re in the middle of a beautiful hill walk and all of a sudden you’re at the beach – amazing! 14 more words

Pain is Temporary: Just Keep Going

A Journey into Scotland   Part 67

From Osmotherley to Malton

Fancy there being two Osmotherleys in the north of England. The first is an area in the Furness Fells  where I spent  the happiest period of my childhood.  1,525 more words

A Journey Into Scotland

Fifty-year milestones

Today, 24 April 2015, marks two fiftieth anniversaries.  On 24 April 1965, while the Pennine Way was being opened on Malham Moor, attended by Fred Willey, Minister of Land and Natural Resources, I (oblivious of this event) was heading to Hillbridge Farm on western Dartmoor for the first of many riding holidays there. 554 more words


Where the Rivers Change Direction

A Journey into Scotland    Part 65

I’ve got a song in my head. I’m pedalling into England while giving the larks and curlews a very literal version of Kate Wolf’s marvellously metaphorical song, Across the Great Divide. 1,241 more words

A walk from home to Tod(morden)

This weekend I had originally made plans to go to Leeds in the evening and then meet friends in the evening in Todmorden. However, I got the wrong end of the stick and ended up double booked. 649 more words


A ramble from Crowden

I had limited time this weekend so petitioned my very accommodating ‘Butterley Booters‘ mates, Jenny and Taru, to keep to maybe four hours of hiking somewhere near us. 838 more words