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Dawn Linney
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Breakdown/letdown
This was a lovely trip proposed by Mike and I had been looking forward to it. The proposed plan was to start out from Kirk Yetholm and do a round of the local hills over the course of four days.. It was to be a mixture of two short days and two longer ones ...

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Tentology
Mike, in his preparations toward the TGO challenge, which this year, he intends to do with his son, had bought a new tent. The intention had been for the two of them to share the one tent. Having purchased the tent, the idea now was to have a trial night ou...

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Peak District wander
After the usual rounds of e mail messages between Mike, John Jocys (JJ) and myself, a date, time and a rough plan were drawn up. Thus it was that we met up in the pub at Bamford on the Monday afternoon. A quick drink and, shouldering our packs we headed ste...

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Peak District wander
After the usual rounds of e mail messages between Mike, John Jocys (JJ) and myself, a date, time and a rough plan were drawn up. Thus it was that we met up the pub at Bamford on the Monday afternoon. A quick drink and, shouldering our packs we headed steepl...

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Monadhliath
In many respects this was a shuffle around the edge of the Monadhliath. Plans were made to spend the Christmas week in the Monadhliath. However, as is often the case in winter, the weather dictates what is actually achieved. The journey up to Newtonmore was...

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Monadhliath
In many respects this was a shuffle around the edge of the Monadhliath. Plans were made to spend the Christmas week in the Monadhliath. However, as is often the case in winter, the weather dictates what is actually achieved. The journey up to Newtonmore was...

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Scotland
Christmas has never been a good time for me. Thus it is over the next week I shall be away. As is somewhat the norm., a backpacking trip over the festive season has been planned. Nothing too rigid is planned. Basically it will involve travelling up by train...

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Borrowdale
This was just a wee daunder. Mike had proposed a couple of nights camping in Borrowdale. in some respects it was a bit of an experiment. A while back I was looking for a replacement for my much used Golite tent, the Shangri La three. Shopping about I ended ...

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A few short walks
Extremely wet weather curtailed a few planned walks in the Huddersfield area. A local walk from Almondbury took me over cold Hill and then continued on to Farnley Hay. A check of the map and it was downhill to Lumb Dike and back around by Almondbury Common....

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Down Huddersfield way.
Currently I am in house sitting mode. The house in question is down in Huddersfield. At the owners suggestion, I invited Mike down for a few days. He and Lucky managed to pop down for the best part of a week. Our first wee wander was up to a local view poin...
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