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North-Wales Easter. Words that strike dread into the adventure seeker past thier first flush of youth. Unrelenting drizzle, the musty wet dog smell of gear that won't dry and another afternoon aborting to the cafe as you can't stand a misty, drizzly walk again.
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People of the left your attention please
I wasn't entirely surprised the Labour party didn't win the election. Milliband over performed but expectations were at an all time low. I was gobsmacked by a Tory majority though. What was more surprising is how left leaning people generally have reacted. ...
I wasn't entirely surprised the Labour party didn't win the election. Milliband over performed but expectations were at an all time low. I was gobsmacked by a Tory majority though. What was more surprising is how left leaning people generally have reacted. Most seem to be blaming the Tories for ...
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Justin Farnan raising money ofr the Calvert Trust
Justin Farnan, former Viking and the instigator behind this middle aged tosser getting himself fit enough to do the four Inns this year, is doing something good in a few weeks. He works for the Calvert Trust they get people with disabilities and their famil...
Justin Farnan, former Viking and the instigator behind this middle aged tosser getting himself fit enough to do the four Inns this year, is doing something good in a few weeks. He works for the Calvert Trust they get people with disabilities and their families into the outdoors, which seems on ...
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Spreading a little Happyness
I had just poured the coffee it was only 8.15, in walks someone roughly my age. "Do you know anywhere I can get my bike serviced". I smile and point at the vacant bike stand. "How much will it be?" "It's free, I get paid to do it, I will charge you for any ...
I had just poured the coffee it was only 8.15, in walks someone roughly my age. "Do you know anywhere I can get my bike serviced". I smile and point at the vacant bike stand. "How much will it be?" "It's free, I get paid to do it, I will charge you for any parts you might need." ...
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Wooden floors
I have been laying wooden floors recently. I did some fiddly bamboo work over in North Rigton. Bathrooms can be awkward as they are small, well these were and the suites were already in position.  I put down bamboo and fiddled it into both the on-suite and ...
I have been laying wooden floors recently. I did some fiddly bamboo work over in North Rigton. Bathrooms can be awkward as they are small, well these were and the suites were already in position.  I put down bamboo and fiddle...
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About the Princehouse and Dave Prince
High quality Domestic Refurb, joiner and handyman serving Harrogate and Knaresborough Garages,Sheds,floors doors and soundproofing as well as handyman type tasks around the home and garden to more complex design, build and project management jobs. I have th...
High quality Domestic Refurb, joiner and handyman serving Harrogate and Knaresborough Garages,Sheds,floors doors and soundproofing as well as handyman type tasks around the home and garden to more complex design, build and pr...
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By the time I get to Blubberhouses people are few and even the trees are thinning out. I wander up though the moss and the bog to Palley's Crag, a few bits of Moorland grit, tonight covered in sun and a wind with still a hint of chill on a micro moor near nowhere much. The only sign of humanity ...
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Nice weather, let's head over the hill. Meet Ali at the cars, wander into Sharphaw. Quite a long way up the track. The boulders look down on the A65, it's quite a view. The first buttress Airedale Wall looks rubbish. it is not. Undercut at the base, rough, with thin breaks it is good.
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Vikings Return
It was Justin's idea I got a text "would I be interested in being part of a Viking 4 Inns team once more?" I said "all right then" I have been doing a little bit of late if he had asked any other year in the last 20. I would have run to Buxton just to get a...
It was Justin's idea I got a text "would I be interested in being part of a Viking 4 Inns team once more?" I said "all right then" I have been doing a little bit of late if he had asked any other year in the last 20. I would have run to Buxton just to get away from the idea. Then it was done, ...
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I ran the Harewood 10k today, lovely route around the edges of the estate. I dipped under 50minutes and as I ran a long way on Friday I'm happy with that. Trouble was the start was delayed by 15 minutes as they couldn't get all the cars parked. I was pretty...
I ran the Harewood 10k today, lovely route around the edges of the estate. I dipped under 50minutes and as I ran a long way on Friday I'm happy with that. Trouble was the start was delayed by 15 minutes as they couldn't get all the cars parked. I was pretty cold when we headed off, not ideal.
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About the Princehouse and Dave Prince
High quality Domestic Refurb, joiner and handyman serving Harrogate and Knaresborough Garages,Sheds,floors doors and soundproofing as well as handyman type tasks around the home and garden to more complex design, build and project management jobs. I have th...
High quality Domestic Refurb, joiner and handyman serving Harrogate and Knaresborough Garages,Sheds,floors doors and soundproofing as well as handyman type tasks around the home and garden to more complex design, build and pr...
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Climber, boulder and maker of things. I blog about climbing and also campaign for better cycling provision in Harrogate

 

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Many helpful staff one or too real ogres who can be rude as you like one ogre seems to be the owner. Unfortunately what should be the best bike shop in Harrogate can be like entering the lions den so I buy off the web and god help us go to Halfords.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Haven't been but it is famous for charging someone £100 for writing a negative review on trip advisor which seems about the lowest form of business i can imagine just thought i would share the love or lack there of. Won't now be going don't suppose many will.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
A high quality organisation with great facilities and some really knowledgeable staff. They can also arrange Tuition in Leeds and musicians for hire.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The Narnia of cafes. Scarthin bookshop cafe is in a room behind a secret panel (no really) on the second floor of this impressive book shop. If in doubt look for the climbing guides. Home cooked, mostly veggie and vegan food in a pleasant and eclectic interior. Limited availability of bacon drags it down to a 7. If anyone knows what the markings on the back of the door are I would love to know. Worth a visit just for the location.
Public - 7 years ago
reviewed 7 years ago
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Fairly Greasy, not much to look at and that's just the staff, The food is also on the greasy side and the service could best be described as surly, grudging and pedestrian. On the upside it's not nearly a bad as one I once went to in Rhyl so that's a bonus and it's open on a Sunday when the excellent Coronation Fisheries is not.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A quality cafe with a good menu and handy for gear shops. Excellent terrace over mill race makes for excellent al fresco eating. Compromised by 10 0 Clock opening and relatively large distance to mountains.
Public - 7 years ago
reviewed 7 years ago
Food decidedly average, no views despite dream location and the sign disease is endemic. You feel decidedly unwelcome and so must be not recommended
Public - 7 years ago
reviewed 7 years ago