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its knott a cockup
Lake District

It’s Knott a Cockup

Bassenthwaite to Calbeck - 13 April 2019 Back to the Lakes District for these walks, it was September 2015 when we were last there and we last walked these particular routes in July 2015. The image for this post shows what a great day it was. Three of the walks start from Chapel Bridge which is quite close to Bassenthwaite…
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Devils Punchbowl
North Yorkshire Moors

The Devils Punchbowl

Hole of Horcum to Pickering - 30 March 2019 The Hole of Horcum is one of the most spectacular features in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is a huge – a huge natural Devils Punchbowl feature, 400 feet deep and more than half a mile across. It was formed a long time ago when Wade the Giant scooped…
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Is it the only one?
Yorkshire Dales

Is it the Only One?

Skeeby to Richmond -  16 March 2019 If you are wondering about the title of this post, "is it the only one?"  it's because according to the website Richmond Online there are considered to be 57 places in the world called Richmond, however, Richmond Online has so far only documented 48 of them. The Richmond we are going to has…
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Out On a Limb
Northumberland

Out On a Limb

Longframlington to Thropton - 2 March 2019 If you check the map below you might notice that Thropton is a little bit out on a limb. It is quite hard to get to, apart from coming in from the east on the A697 road and then turning off on a choice of two B roads that come into Rothbury that's about it…
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A walk along the River East Allen valley
Northumberland

Walking the River East Allen Valley

Allenheads to Allendale - 16 February 2019 Imagine walking along the B6295 road from Allenheads 150 years ago, the road is in the valley and the River East Allen runs along most of its length. It almost certainly was not a tarmac road then but it would have been definitely a lot busier. Behind you, in Allenheads was the main mine which…
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Northumberland

A First for March

Chesters to Twice Brewed Inn - 2 February 2019 We did this route in March 2017 and we also did it in January 2011, January 2009, January 2007 and January 2005 so how about a February just for a change. Actually, it's not that much of a change because its right at the beginning of February, one of these days…
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