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Michael Griffiths

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The Dragons back
In an attempt to beat the weather we left Chesterfield early, our plan to walk some rather shapely hills in the white peak. We planned too walk over Chrome Hill and Parkhouse hill near Earl Sterndale. It's a limestone ridge shaped rather like the back of a ...

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Castle Mountaineering Club 50th Anniversary Challenges
I've been a member of the Castle Mountaineering club (CMC) for many years, I've had many great times and I have lots of good friends. It was the CMC that has encouraged a love of the peak district, introduced me to the delights of Rock Climbing, Munro Baggi...

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Big Weekend
 The Lakeland Ultimate trail race was a beautiful route with a great mix of scenery and terrain.
Because of the time of day, duration of the run and the variation in
height running conditions were also quite varied. Comradery on the route
was really good...

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The Spire Ultra
This weekend my training for the 110km Lakeland Trail race culminated in what will be the most intense part of training. This was a 36 mile run on the first day and followed on the next day with a 21 miler. It was potentially a problem because this weekend ...

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Bank Holiday Hunt for the Dovedale Ninja
The grumpy old sat-nav refused to operate this morning, as we headed out of Milldale navigation skills had to be used. Rather than drop into Hall dale we headed across the fields skirting around the village of Stanshope and going towards  Ilam. Ilam Rock Do...

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Easter in a lake District Hobbit Hole
Easter had arrived and it was time for a few days in  the lake district. After an excellent one night stay last year we returned to the  Quiet site at Watermillock by Ullswater. The quiet site have increased the number of hobbit holes available with  a slee...

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Lathkill with the Tiggers
I'm frequently asked about the length of a walk, most of the time I guess, occasionally I attempt a fairly accurate measurement. For reference the length of this walk was determined using my Garmin watch and came out to be 4.2 miles. That's the distance alo...

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Soggy and Boggy Litton Walk
We met the Castle Mountaineering Club at Litton, Hugh greeted my children with the words kids "do you want to call child line"? This is typical Hugh humour. Today was not a particularly pleasant day for a walk  as the remainder of the dusting of snow was be...

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Fog on the Sky line
We have some great plans for the new year running, climbing, walking and scrambling. Today, I tried a favourite route that I've blogged many times, the Edale Skyline . This is a great training route for big racing ambitions and I have a new ambition! It was...

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Lest We Forget
A happy combination of circumstances resulted in Louis and myself waking ridiculously early for a Saturday morning to go trail running. One of my running friends had recommended a run to the B29 Flying Fortress on Higher Shelf Stones for remembrance day. Ke...
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