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Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path - October 2012

A small but select group of six of us had planned for some time to attempt this National Trail which is in complete contrast to the fells and mountains we normally frequent. The Peddars Way is an arrow straight historic route from the Norfolk–Suffolk border passing through the flinty…

Antics in Alicante

Following a successful week in Majorca last year it was decided to repeat the dose on the Spanish mainland in 2011. Numbers were expanded slightly from eleven to fourteen but the affiliation was similar with Cumbria, Cleveland and Yorkshire Coast groups the main contributors. A booking had been…

The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge

The body is largely a vehicle  for carrying the will   When my friend and walking companion, Tony Richmond, first mentioned the JNLC I was sceptical until I learned that our age group of over 65 was allowed a generous 24 hours in which to complete the course. Membership of the 'club' is open to…

Escape To Knoydart

It started early in the year when thoughts of the impending Royal Wedding celebrations seemed too much to contemplate. Knoydart in the Western Highlands was suggested as a suitable venue for escaping the terrors of the day and so a suitable party was assembled to explore the delights of this little…

A Majorcan Meander

                               A  MAJORCAN  MEANDER                            25.9.10 – 2.10.10 For the first time it was decided to upgrade our annual 'Away Weekend' and go for a continental week away. Unfortunately only two could manage it from Cumbria Group but the party was enlarged to…

A Walk along Hadrian's Wall - 2009

Your Secretary embarked on this winter trip at short notice last November and this is an account of a fantastic few days. Having met Tony, a fellow member of Penrith Ramblers, in town and discussed his forthcoming plan to solo the route I promptly hijacked his arrangements by inviting myself along…

Mid Wales 100 2007

Your Committee headed south across the Welsh border the day before the 2007 100 - en route to Bwlch Y Sarnau (site of checkpoint 10 some 68 miles into the walk). We rendezvoused at New Radnor for a very pleasant saunter up 3 Welsh Nuttalls (one a Marilyn!) surrounding the amazing valley of Harley…

National AGM Weekend 2007

NATIONAL AGM WEEKEND      9-11.3.07 Paul, as Local Groups Secretary, and Tony represented the Group at Eastbourne recently. The weekend was successful with Tony enjoying an excellent 20+ mile group walk in beautiful weather along Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters on the Saturday The AGM was held on…

Helm Wind Anytime Challenge

    THE HELM WIND WALK   OPEN CHALLENGE WALK OF 20+ MILES The Helm Wind Walk takes its name from the wind that often rages over the North Pennines. The wind is like the fells, beautiful and gentle when it suits but hard and harsh when it wants. It will often smooth you with a rippling breeze and…

Banana Drama

There has been some discussion on the Forum recently regarding the ethics of discarding personal rubbish while out walking. There are naturally strong opinions about this; especially regarding banana skins. There seems to be a diversity of opinion as to how long a banana skin will take to degrade.…

Careering around Cortina

                                                                                                      A selection of photos from a recent skiing week in the Dolomites