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The First Big One

Ravenstonedale to Tebay - 28 April 2018 The walk at the end of March to Hesket Newmarket was supposed to be the first major hill climb of this year but poor visibility and icy rain prevented us from climbing any hills so it's this one that is going to be the first big one of the year. We last did…
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No Snow – It’s June

Kirkby Stephen to Sedburgh - 11 June 2016 On the 22 March 2014 which was the last time we did this route it was a fine day as the coach headed towards Kirkby Stephen, but on the A66 it started to snow. The sun was out but there were heavy clouds coming in from the west. By the time the coach…
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Sidetracked in Brough

Brough to Kirkby Stephen - 14 June 2014 The starting point for the walks this time is Brough which is best known for its castle standing on part of a Roman camp which used to protect a roman road linking Carlisle with Ermine Street which in turn led all the way into Roman London. That same route was more or…
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Hills and Dales

Kirkby Stephen to Sedburgh - 22 March 2014 Bit of a fib this one because we are not starting at Kirkby Stephen, it's just happens to be on the way down to Sedburgh. If you check the walk routes below or even the map further down the page you will see where all three walks will start. You will also…
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Several Nuttalls and a Lost Horse

Ravenstonedale to Tebay - 8 June 2013 What's a Nuttall I hear you ask., well a Nuttall  is a hill  in England and Wales at least 2000 feet high (just over 609 meters), with a drop of 15 meters on all sides. That's a little bit different from a Hewitt which is a hill in England and Wales at least…
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