Blakey Ridge and Rosedale Circuit Walk

Blakey Ridge and Rosedale Circuit Walk

The Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire is one of my favourite places no matter what the weather, it’s always got a great atmosphere and serves great food all day, It also has a decent selection of cask ales to sup after a walk. It’s also a great place for walking with loads of linear and circular routes near by, not to mention it being a stop off on the coast to coast walk. This particular route is one of the walks we do quite a lot, it’s a nice length for a quick afternoon walk at just over 11.6 miles and there’s a little bit of ascent and descent plus a couple of pubs and tea rooms in Rosedale if you fancy a stop. The scenery is also pretty stunning no matter what the weather and we’ve done it in just about every type of...

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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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Gunnerside 10 Mile Circular Walk (with pubs)

Gunnerside 10 Mile Circular Walk (with pubs)

This walk was supposed to be done from Gunnerside, to Reeth taking in the lower path that we decided not to take on our Coast to Coast walk, however we decided we didn’t want to wait for the bus to from Reeth to Gunnerside so drove straight to Gunnerside and thought we would do a circular walk. We nipped into the Kings Head for a pint (the delicious Askrigg Ale) and what turned out to be the biggest sarnie (swaledale cheese and chutney) and most tasty chips we’ve had in a long time…all for a fiver too. PLEASE NOTE THE KINGS HEAD IS NOW CLOSED (12/06/13) so it’s worth detouring to the farmers arms at Muker for refreshment The walk starts directly opposite the pub, by taking the public footpath on the right hand side of the bridge, follow the...

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Coast To Coast Photos

I’ve finally got round to uploading the photos from our coast to coast walk, there are a couple of days where we didn’t take many (or any) photos as it was a tad wet and windy. you can see the ones taken on my camera by clicking here to visit my flickr page You can also view the live and uncut photos that I uploaded from my mobile during the walk by clicking here Finally you can view all my posts during the walk by clicking here, I’ve got one final post almost ready to go with a few tips and a few things we found out during the...

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Holiday to Parga – The beaches

Parga has a great mixture of beaches, some sand, some shingle, some quiet and others more lively. We decided to try as many as possible so here is what we thought. Parga Town beach/Krioneri – This was the beach that was right at the end of our balcony, this meant it got rather busy as it was the closest beach to the town It was predominately fine shingle with a little bit of sand. The water was clear and warm, there was a little bit of seaweed once you got a bit further out but this seemed to attract some rather large fish so it was good for snorkeling. The beach was very clean as the sunbed owners used to clean it every morning, this was probably reflected in the price for 2 beds and a brolly being 8 Euros per day which is the most expensive we came...

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