Yorkshire Dales: September 2020

As you may’ve read elsewhere on social media, I have this weekend returned from spending five days and five days in the Yorkshire Dales. My first proper taste of Northern England and my first getaway for twelve months!

I’d like to share some of the highlights of that week with you now, before writing up the individual walks (all five of them) in more detail at a later date.

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Cleveland Way – Postponed Until 2021

Back in January, I set out some of my intentions for the year and one of the biggest was to take on the challenge of walking the Cleveland Way; a 106-mile long National Trail. But with Covid-19 having affected everyone in some way this summer, I’d made the decision to postpone my next long-distance walk until 2021.

In this post, I share my reasons why and talk about alternative plans for the rest of 2020.

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Exmoor: Dunster and Around

Sunday 20th October 2019

This would be my first walk on Exmoor proper since all the way back in February, when I helped someone explore the National Park for the very first time and led them to the highest point in all of Somerset.

That is excluding a walk I did more recently along the coast path because, although it does cross Exmoor, I consider it to be more of a ‘coastal’ scene that anywhere close to the heart of the moorland.

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Llanthony Loop (Black Mountains)

Sunday 25th August 2019

Six-days after the partial disappointment that came with my walk of Ysgyryd Fawr and Bryn Arw, I made my way back to the Black Mountains for a second crack at finalising a medium-level route for my walking group.

Same setting; different hills.

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