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Is it Chop Gate or Chop Yat, You Decide
North Yorkshire Moors

Is it Chop Gate or Chap Yat, You Decide

Swainby to Chop Gate - 17 August 2019 We are planning to finish in Chop Gate this time around. There has always been some discussion on how the place should be pronounced, with many people going for the pronunciation Chop Yat. But if you check out the website TeessideLive you will see that the locals actually pronounce it as Chop…
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The Only One
Scottish Borders

The Only One

Langholm Circulars - 3 August 2019 It's the only one this year, a trip to the Scottish Borders and on this occasion a visit to Langholm. We do not get into Scotland very often, there was only one visit last year and the last time we were in Langholm was in 2008. Not quite sure why this is because walking…
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Walking to Wooler
Northumberland

Walking to Wooler

Wooler Circulars - 20 July 2019 Well, it was supposed to be another of those circular set of routes starting and finishing at Wooler but in the end, it was easier just to be walking into Wooler. There are only three routes on this occasion, two of them starting from the beginning of the Ingram Valley and the third from…
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Two Out of Three
Lake District

Two Out of Three

Rosthwaite to Keswick - 6 July 2019 This is number two out of three trips to the Lake District this year. This time we are headed into the Borrowdale valley as far as Rosthwaite, We used to go further along the valley to Seatoller but the coaches seem to be getting bigger and there is a bit of a tight…
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time flies
Yorkshire Dales

Time Flies?

Ripon to Pateley Bridge - 22 June 2019 How time flies! The first time we finished at Pateley Bridge was in 2003. We then had a gap of four years before coming back in 2007, then back again in 2009. Eight years went by before we visited again in 2017 and here we are again in 2019. Only five times…
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Here Be Dragons and Moorcocks
Howgills

Here Be Dragons and Moorcocks

Pendragon Castle to Moorcock Inn - 8 June 2019 If you head west along the A66 road and turn off at Brough on the A685 road you will come to Kirkby Stephen. Most people will either head further east on the A685 along the northern edge of the Howgills to join up with the M6 motorway at Tebay. Another alternative…
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