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Wild swimming on the thieves road – Bill Whyte

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Bill gives a detailed description of a great walking route

Two hundred yards out, John tried out wild swimming, or so he claims. Ian and I think he fell into the path. Yes, into the path.  Best explain:

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Via Ferrata in the Dolomites – Judy Lodge

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Via Ferrata in the Dolomites.

I got off the plane in Venice clad in boots, soft shell and walking trousers incongruous in the heat and amongst the many smartly dressed. Driving north to the Dolomites the scenery just got better! Read more

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Beware of Adders – Chris Brazendale

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The day Sally got bitten by an Adder

Whilst walking down Mallerstang Edge with my enthusiastic Border Collie Sally, she found a snake.   On a long lead she was exploring the terrain either side of the path in this most peaceful and interesting ridge around the Cumbria/ North Yorkshire Border. Read more

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Climbing with purpose – Mark Moore

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Mark takes on the weather on Scafell Pike

My partner and I decided that we would take turns raising money for charity each year, after our daughter was diagnosed with C.F. And this year was my turn… Read more

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Tackling Mont Blanc – Jim McClarnon

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Mont Blanc ascent and acclimatisation

There is only so much time you can mull over and plan something before you do it, i think 3 years was long enough so this year i booked and paid to go to Mont Blanc. Read more

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Flip flops? On a Mountain? – Matt Pillinger

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Matt goes prepared

Last Autumn I climbed Mount Sinai, this isn’t a huge challenge. but it’s still over 2000 metres high (twice the height of Snowdon). Read more

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Well worn Walking boots – Lead Wilde

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These boots were made for Walking

I am outdoor mad and have been brought up loving the country life which grew into an addiction for walking. I love being able to take in the surrounding sights that you otherwise take for granted. At the age of 15 I took part in Ten Tors which I fell in love with. Read more

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A thirsty adventure – Ian Beswick

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The End of My Pennine Adventure

Still raining!
I had to focus now. The next final two days to Kirk Yetholm were probably going to be
the toughest of my journey. It was twenty-seven miles, (43.5km) across the tops of
the Cheviot Hills and, unless one deviated down into one of the valleys, there was no
habitation or access to water. I had only my 1L bottle in my rucksack and so stopped
at the garage to by another small bottle. I judged that when i set up camp for the night i
would have enough with my plastic bags and “Billy can” to collect sufficient to last and
was quite confident that it would continue raining or at least rain again the next night. So
it was with a determined but nervous mind i set out. Read more

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