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Three Peaks of the Auvergne – part 2 – Plomb du Cantal

The day we set out to climb the Plomb du Cantal – the high point of Cantal – we drove the short distance over the wooded col from Thiezac to Super Lioran and walked through the town towards the cable car … Continue reading

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Three Peaks of the Auvergne – part 1 – Puy de Sancy

The region of southern central France known as the Auvergne is the birthplace of two of the country’s best known rivers – the Loire and the Dordogne – yet the majority of the tourists who visit their illustrious wine regions … Continue reading

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Through Britain’s Arctic Zone – A Walk in the Cairngorms

It seemed that the usually inclement Highland weather was being kind to us today and it had dawned a glorious summers’ morning at Glenmore by the wooded shores of Loch Morlich. In the wake of our recent success on Ben … Continue reading

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Walks in the Lake District – Scafell Pike

This track leads steeply up to pass a copse of trees. It was a warm day when I did this walk and it made for hard work in the sheltered confines of the valley but the view back down to … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – Cadair Idris

The vast bulk of Cadair Idris dominates the Mawddach Estuary at the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park, its soaring ridgelines lifted almost 3000 feet above the sheltered tidal sands. The mountain is probably the second best known in Snowdonia … Continue reading

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