Lizard Peninsula Walk (Lizard Village, Kynance Cove and Cadgewith Cove)

Lizard Peninsula Walk (Lizard Village, Kynance Cove and Cadgewith Cove)

We’ve done this walk twice, the first time was last year on honeymoon when it was baking hot all day long, the second was this year where we experienced just about every weather possible. It’s probably my favourite walk that we’ve done in Cornwall It’s got great views, plenty of climbs and ascents, beautiful beaches, stunning cliffs, a fantastic cream tea and brilliant pub during the walk plus pubs and cafe’s at the end of the walk…what more could you want. Length: 11 miles Start/Finish: Car park on the green in Lizard Village (Approx SW703125) Refreshments: there’s some great Cafe’s and Pubs in Lizard village along with a couple of pasty shops, a cafe at Kynance cove (excellent cream tea). The Cadgewith Inn at...

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Ingleby Moor and Greenhow Bank Walk

Ingleby Moor and Greenhow Bank Walk

We’ve done this walk a fair few times now I think it’s based on a walk from a pathfinder guide we’ve had for years. It’s  a brilliant walk no matter what the weather, It’s especially fun in the snow. There are also plenty of options for making the walk longer such as turning left at the bottom of Greenhow bank and goring through the fields past low farm, or walking up to Bloworth Crossing and doubling back on your self before going down Grenehow bank The first path is  a bit of a strange one as it goes up someone’s drive then between a fence, it’s usually quite over grown and muddy so it’s easy to miss the sign at the bottom of their drive. Length: 10 miles Start/Finish: Car Park near the Church or school in...

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Quick lakeland wild camp.

Quick lakeland wild camp.

With it being bankholiday weekend we thought we’d make the most of it, pack all our gear into my rucksack and head for a wild camp in the Lake District, We parked up in Seathwaite, walked up the path to Stockley Bridge, turned right and climbed up over Greenhow Knott, followed the path up Styhead Gill to Styhead Tarn before heading up to the stretcher box and then carrying on to Sprinkling Tarn, the weather was gorgeous, the sun was shining and the skies were pretty clear meaning we had some great views on the way up. It took a while to find somewhere to pitch the tent as a lot of the ground was soaking wet or really rocky, when we eventually found somewhere we put our cans of beer and Gin and Tonic in the tarn to cool while we erected the tent. Once the...

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Cold Moor and Urra Moor from Chop Gate.

Cold Moor and Urra Moor from Chop Gate.

This is another one of those walks we seem to to quite a lot, it’s got lots of nice scenery and some stunning views. It’s got a couple of nice bits of ascent and descent to get the heart going. The weather was sunny with a slight breeze for the most part although for the last 2 miles the heavens opened and we got our share of the recent torrential rain. We also had to make two small detours, the first on our way up to the Wainstones as there were lots of cows blocking the gate, so we skirted round the edge and hopped over the gap in the fence to re join the path. Secondly the path over Urra Moor was undergoing some restoration work so we followed the way markers that ran parallel to the path and crossed over the stream slightly further up the...

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Hutton-le-Hole, Bank Top and Lastingham Walk

Hutton-le-Hole, Bank Top and Lastingham Walk

With the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show we we’d both taken a day off so were at a bit of a loose end and decided to try a new walking route out up on the moors and then visit Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2012 The route is a shortened version of a 20mile walk I had planned for a day when we have more time, it can easily be extended to visit Rosedale, Appleton Le Moors and Cropton. There are also lots of options for paths once you hit Ana Cross some are boggier than others, we followed the wide sandy track due to all the rain we’ve been having lately. Length: Just over 10 miles Start/Finish: SE 706 903 (or the car park in Hutton-le-Hole at SE 705 901) Refreshments: Tea rooms and the excellent Crown Inn at Hutton-le-Hole, Cafe’s and...

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Goathland to Grosmont Walk

Goathland to Grosmont Walk

We managed to get out for a couple of short walks over the Easter break, this was the longest of them (and even included a visit to a beer festival afterwards), It’s a walk we’ve done a couple of times before and a walk we love doing. Parts of the route can get busy but there’s quite a few options for taking different paths and avoiding the crowds. Length: 8.5 Miles. Start/Finish: We parked on the grass verge just near the Mallyan Spout Hotel  in Goathland(Grid Ref NZ 826 006) There are also 2 paid for car parks in Goathland and plenty of places to park just past the hotel. Refreshments: This walk is blessed with lots of places to eat and drink there’s the Mallyan Spout Hotel at the start and finish, then there’s the excellent Birch...

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