Category Archives: Gym Walks

Back on Bleakedgate Moor

On Saturday I was back on Bleakedgate Moor. I had done this walk last month and after telling my friends how enjoyable it was a couple of them asked if I would mind leading them on the walk. No problem. … Continue reading

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Wansfell Pike and Baystones.

It was pouring with rain as we set off to travel up the M6 to the Lake District. But the band of rain was moving south and we were heading north. By the time we reached Ambleside the rain had … Continue reading

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Tegg’s Nose, White Nancy and a sting in the tail.

We started our walk from the visitors centre at Tegg’s Nose and followed the way marked track to the top of the hill. The area has been quarried since the 16th century and several pieces of machinery remain in the … Continue reading

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The Atom at Wycoller

Thursday 17th April. The Atom is one of four Panopticons situated in East Lancashire. By definition, a Panopticon is a structure, space or device providing a comprehensive or panoramic view. The Atom is situated on a hillside overlooking the historic … Continue reading

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The Singing Ringing Tree, it sang for me.

The weather forecast said ‘Bright and breezy’ just what we needed for our walk to the Singing Ringing Tree. The Singing Ringing Tree is a Panopticon situated on the moors overlooking Burnley. Designed by the architect Tonkin Liu, ‘Singing Ringing … Continue reading

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The extended Troutbeck circuit

  18.5km, 11.6 miles Height ascended 1118 metres, 3690 ft 8 hours walking, that’s 480 minutes My average heart rate was 138 bpm That’s 66240 beats on the walk No wonder I feel tired. Enough of these boring statistics. Where … Continue reading

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Helvellyn, the easy way

Well not exactly. At 3118 ft,Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England and there is no easy way to the top, but our route today is easier than some of the others involving only 2600 ft of ascent. Our … Continue reading

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The Kinder Trespass

Sunday 18th March 2012. It is almost 80 years since the Mass Trespass of April 24th 1932 when 400 members of the British Workers’ Sport federation turned up at Bowden Bridge Quarry for the walk that was to change the … Continue reading

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Danebridge

Sunday 26th February. Spring has finally arrived and we are heading south into Cheshire to follow the sun. Our destination is Danebridge. We parked close to the bridge and followed the path down towards Danebridge Fisheries where if we had … Continue reading

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Haigh and the Leeds Liverpool canal

Most of the country was covered in snow but here in Merseyside the roads were clear but a bit icy. We decided to stay local and visit Haigh Country park near Wigan. As we drove along the M58 the fog … Continue reading

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