Category Archives: outdoors

Summer at Glencoe Mountain

The Plateau Cafe – despite being closed – served as a kind of advanced base camp today; its walls giving some shelter from the rain bearing westerly winds that swept across the Highlands from the North Atlantic. I had walked … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking in Lancashire – around Winter Hill

With a touch on the brake I avoided the large rock ahead and the deep rut on the left of the track; freewheeling at a pace that seemed a good balance between being exciting and avoiding injury, I followed the … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Mount Cook – a Walk to the Red Tarns

During the summer of 2005 I spent a month journeying around New Zealand – a journey I would repeat tomorrow given the chance – and as the country remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited to date I thought … Continue reading

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Travels in New Zealand – Mt Ruapehu

During the summer of 2005 I spent a month journeying around New Zealand – a journey I would repeat tomorrow given the chance – and as the country remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited to date I thought … Continue reading

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Walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge is a walk that I had not previously done – or even attempted – only having climbed the 3 summits separately over about a year. That was until on a recent night out with some mates … Continue reading

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Bike Trails of the Lake District – Whitehaven to Keswick

This is a ride along what is effectively Day One of the Coast to Coast or C2C long distance bike trail that heads from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea Coast to Sunderland (or Newcastle upon Tyne) by the North Sea. … Continue reading

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In the Lake District – Views of Borrowdale and Newlands

This is a walk I did last week in the Lake District, beginning and ending in the quaintly named village of Little Town in the Newlands Valley just south of Keswick. In true Lakeland style the weather came in with a … Continue reading

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