Jan 15 2015

Walk ~ Dovedale, Wolfescote Dale and Halldale

The first long walk of 2015, and with my new years resolution and personal challenge to walk 1000 miles in one year well underway sort of, I needed a biggy to raise the mileage a bit. It was time for me to put in a day walk! A few weeks ago, before Christmas, I walked a circular route exploring …

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Dec 23 2014

Walk ~ Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale

I have spent summer days around the lower reaches of Lathkill and Bradford with the family but I had never explored them on a circular walk before. a walk that would take in the delights of two of the finest dales in the Derbyshire Peak District in their entirety. At a time of the year, …

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Dec 14 2014

Walking to Fitness

Overweight, tired nearly all of the time, and pains in my legs after short periods of exertion; brought on by too many years of smoking, eating too much, little or no exercise, and most of all sat down at a desk for long periods of time during the working week, I was seriously unfit. My appearance …

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Nov 18 2014

Walk ~ Middleton Top and Carsington Water Loop

Walking has really taken over of late. Other interests have been put to one side if you like! Walking 2 or 3 miles early in the morning before work to lose some weight had had a positive affect, and the pounds were coming off. But I needed something a little longer! It had been years …

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Jul 25 2014

Walk ~ Wirksworth – Carsington – Wirksworth

Wirksworth has been my home for the past fourteen years or so, and I am often surprised at how interesting and diverse the town and the surrounding area can be. Located on the the southern edge of the Peak District, Wirksworth falls just short of the National Park boundary. In existence since before the romans, …

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Dec 28 2013

A Winter Wander

A chilly December morning, just after Christmas, family members armed with new and shiny bits of kit kindly left by Santa, and the need to burn off a little over indulgence, headed out for a wander in the local woods keen to try them out! I had finally received a brand new Folding Firebox, something …

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