walking

Wrecks challenge the TGO ers on Shelf Moor Bleaklow

The Snake Pass Inn is in an excellent location between two of the highest masses in the Peak District – namely Kinder and Bleakhow. The room decor is bizarre, but people aren’t coming here a 4 star hotel experience.    Several of my companions in fact decided to forego the room experience altogether and camped …

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Begone Bad Blisters! (or Compeed is Not Enough)

Anti-blister kit My new anti-blister kit! Keeping feet in good shape is essential for a walking trip long or short. Blisters and foot pain comes from friction. Reduction of friction must be a priority – and is something Compeed and the newer specialist blister plasters do not address. Also a priority is to keep dressings …

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New Generation GPS? Some thoughts on GPS for mountain walking ..

What is the best GPS for the backpacker and walker? It is hard to find a definitive answer to this – I’ve been looking for more than a year. Without great conviction I’ve settled on the Garmin GPSMAP 62s in the knowledge that it is at least better than some. My first GPS was the …

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Blackberry Way

 It’s that season again. First one patch with special characteristics – maybe more exposure to sunshine, or perhaps slighlt different genetics – and those berries dark, shiney, invite a testing taste. A mental note to return with a box and a little more time for picking and saving. But a week, ten days pass and …

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5 Knee jobs give useful boost to Consultant’s Christmas shopping!

Consultant Sean O’Leary gave 5 anxious customers an early Christmas present by adding a Saturday morning to his busy operating schedule. Getting a knee-jobs done just before Christmas week meant his lucky patients were excused Christmas shopping. At £640 each for the 20 minute procedure O’Leary boosted his Christmas funds and, despite oversleeping, he himself …

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