The Yoke Ridge and Troutbeck route climbs the Garburn Pass to follow the best side of the Kentmere Horseshoe along the rollercoaster ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag. A steep descent to Threshthwaite Mouth is followed by a long return down lovely Troutbeck.
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Spectacular weather for mid-September. Stayed at excellent guest house – Blenheim Lodge (4nghts, £244) – in Bowness-on-Windermere, friendly owners and awesome breakfast!
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Having had a cracking few days on the Pembrokeshire coast it’s off to Brecon Beacons National Park. Continue reading Week In Wales Part 2
Late July, with a couple of travel/walking books, a couple of OS maps, rucksack in the boot and a new SatNav to try out on the roads it’s off to Wales I go! Continue reading Week In Wales Part 1
Left work sharpish at 5.30 , quick stop at the flat to chuck a few clothes and toiletries into a bag and then hit the road.
First stop this weekend is Wookey Hole Hotel (£35, 1nght), about 10kms from Cheddar Gorge, for a good night’s sleep. Enjoyable journey, great sunset, slow going past Stonehenge as I’d forgotten it was summer solstice eve, but it’s great to be back on the road again and I have a smile on my face and a sense of freedom. Continue reading Somerset Walking Weekend
Having left Camp Verde, AZ, it’s another 300+mile day on the road to the wonderful Zion National Park, staying in Hurricane, UT, Super 8 ($112, 2nghts). Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 4
Having left Moab and stopped by Canyonlands National Park again, I head to Cortez, CO, to visit Mesa Verde National Park staying over at Days Inn ($131, 2nghts). Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 3
Beautiful blue skies and desert sun for a couple more days of hiking in Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, enjoying the spectacular views.
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After leaving the spectacular surroundings of Yellowstone National Park – deffo one of my favourite places on Earth and somewhere I hope to return – I hit the road again and it leads south, towards different stunning scenery, dominated by the sculpted sandstone of Red Rock Country. Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 1