Crinkle Crags and Bowfell Walk

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell Walk

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell is not just one of my favourite Lakeland walks, It’s one of my favourite walks anywhere. It’s been a long while since I’d done it so was pleased that I got to pop across and re visit it especially after a day of exploring Coniston, testing a Landrover Defender with a mate and researching the excellent local hostelries (The Black Bull for it’s beer and the Sun Inn for it’s beer and food although not the service). Last time I went up Crinkle Crags and Bowfell I was laden with camping gear, It was early evening in September and I sat and watched the sun go down from the summit of Bowfell before descending down to Angle Tarn to pitch my tent ready to head over to the Langdale Pikes the following day. This time...

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Walking Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Walking Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Sorry if this is a huge post but I decided the only way I’d get it done was to do it all in one post. What seems like an age ago now, we were invited to a Beer and Food evening at the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, (click here to read about it) I thought it would give us the perfect base for a few days walking and drinking in the North Yorkshire Dales. I’ll upload the routes for the walks soon in case anyone wants to use them. Our first night was spent at the Kings Head in Masham which was close to the brewery, the accommodation was excellent and we were perfectly placed for a short walk round Masham the next day. The plan was to head to the Druids temple and back again, a total of around 10 miles. However not far from the temple we lost the path and...

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Holiday To Parga : The Beer

No trip to Greece would be complete without a few pints of Mythos or Alfa. Now those of you who know me will know that I am not a massive lager fan, yes I drink the odd Pilsner or Euro beer now and then but I generally drink Ale.  Lager however is one of those drinks that I just can’t seem to get enough of when on Holiday. It’s not full of flavour nor is it particularly cheap now, but there is just something about it when it’s served up in an ice cold glass, it hits the spot and goes down a treat,  It works even better when teamed up with a Gyros Pitta. Beer in Greece usually comes in a number of different servings, these are: Draft, either 25cl or 50cl although I have had a 2litre boot before. Bottle – 330ml or 500ml – If you get...

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