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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Walking Weekend In Wales

Walking Weekend In Wales

I was going to do this post in parts but decided I would never get round to doing them all so here’s an account of or Walking weekend in Wales, it’s a bit long so go and grab your self a cuppa and choccy biscuit and settle in. After our beery trip to Chester and a day having a wander round Llangollen, which was a really pretty place and had a couple of great pubs along with an old house, steam railway and horse drawn canal boats, we decided to head off for a couple of days in the tent and to climb a couple of mountains (you can read about the beers here) We called in at Betsw y Coed for a cuppa and a quick look in the shops before heading for Tryfan, a mountain that’s been on my tick list for a very long time, mainly due to the photos of people...

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Hole of Horcum and The Bridestones Walk

Hole of Horcum and The Bridestones Walk

This is another one of our “Banker” walks…just like the walk around Roseberry Topping, we use it when we have a few hours to do a few miles but don’t want anything difficult but still want to see a few things along the way. Despite coming 11th in the Rudest place names in Britain it’s relatively quiet apart from summer bank holidays. It’s close to Dalby Forest and there’s also a campsite just along from the car park. Length: 11.3 Miles Time: 3-4.5 hours depending on walking speed/breaks. Start/Finish: Car park at the top of the Hole of Horcum (around £2 for all day parking) Grid reference SE 852 936 Refreshments: Horseshoe Inn Levisham, Cafe/Tea room in Lockton are both on route but there is also the Fox and Rabbit just...

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Alnmouth to Craster Walk

Alnmouth to Craster Walk

We’ve done a fair bit of walking on the stunning Northumberland Coast, this was just a quick one to cover a bit of the coastal path that we hadn’t done and it was the day after we’d been to a wedding so you can imagine why we didn’t want to do anything too strenuous. The whole walk comes in at just under 15 miles, it’s mostly flat but there are a couple of small hills along the way. A lot of the walk is on well trodden paths and the beach. There’s some stunning coastline and a few things to see along the way not to mention 2 pubs, not including the ones in Alnmouth. We were really lucky with the weather, it was really sunny and rather warm…someone forgot to pack the sun cream so one of us may have ended up a little bit...

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