Category Archives: Hiking

Ainsdale Beach

5°C, still with unbroken blue above. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 7.48km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 13:04min/km, speed: 4.59km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2678812423 Today’s trip is an exploration of my new hometown. Dunes run dominantly in parallel to the rather distant shoreline. Looking out … Continue reading

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Berwyn ridge.

7°C, brisk NW, hill fog above 600m, mostly dry and cold. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.61km, time: 08:39:00, pace: 35:31min/km, speed: 1.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/264441241​ I don’t recall hiking in December before. it’s not too cold yet, though the wind-chill was … Continue reading

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Gold, day 4, completion.

12°C, sunny but rain at the end A day to wait, cleanup and packing the minibuses carried on against a background of sun and a cloud inversion.​ A cold front drew over us as the day finished bringing rain, heavy … Continue reading

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Gold, day 3

12°C, rain of the drizzly variety. Sun later. Our assessor gave them a low level route which was mostly the Trans Pennine Trail. The tops were shrouded in hill fog and rain fell heavily at times. We decided to walk the … Continue reading

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Gold, day 2

12°C, some sun, some drizzle. Second day for my Gold groups, and it’s quite a long one. One had to be withdrawn by the first checkpoint, she had a knee injury. I tried lending a neoprene support but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Gold expedition, day 1.

12C, dry and mostly sunny. After a sharp climb, the groups get themselves onto the Pennine Way on kinder. We hiked up to man the checkpoint on a col near a crash-site. Both groups were later than we expected, but … Continue reading

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DofE qualifying, Dark Peak.

12°C, white cloud start, rain later. Gold Acclimatisation and Training day: walked a circuit on Kinder Scout to train this group since they didn’t pass their first practice expedition. Below, under “more” is a copy of their feedback I wrote … Continue reading

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Streap, a Corbett.

10°C, rain most of the day. Milky mist with some patches of sun. Corryhully bothy is ideal for this route. In effect, I went straight out this morning onto the hill. Nevertheless, two hours went by before I reached the … Continue reading

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A night with voles.

13°C down to 10°, sunshine and showers Corryhully bothy is in the Glenfinan estate. After a casual day recovering from the Mamores, I needed somewhere dry to relax. This is ideal, it has facilities that no other bothy has. It’s … Continue reading

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The Mamores from Kinlochleven.

12°C, dry white cloud to start, rain after about 3pm. Walk along The West Highlands Way for a short while before taking a wet turning north. Onto a bealach that connects two of the horseshoe’s summits. The route up the … Continue reading

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