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Northumberland Trip Report

About as far north in England as you can go, the Northumberland National Park straddles the land between the Scottish border, and what was once the Scottish (actually Pictish) border of Hadrian’s Wall. It is an area of vast rolling […]

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North Pennines Trip Report

Beyond the Yorkshire Dales, indeed beyond the Lake District, lies the vast area of high moorland known as the North Pennines. Most people see them […]

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North Devon trip report

Elmscott hostel is a converted old schoolhouse, standing only a few hundred metres from the crash of the Atlantic against the high cliffs of the […]

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Cadair Idris – Weekend trip report

Near the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park lies Cadair Idris. Because of its prominence it used to be thought of as the second highest mountain in Wales (one local hotel website still says it is), but in fact […]

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Walking in the southern Yorkshire Dales

The southern half of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is, for me, the area between Wensleydale and the southern border of the Park near Skipton. It is a wide landscape of rolling moor, where the dales tend to run from […]

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Walk Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

If you travel south from Snowdon, beyond the hills of the Moelwyns and the Rhynogs, you reach the town of Dolgellau. Beyond the town, the view is taken up by a vast mountain wall of rock stretching several kilometres east to […]

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