From an early age through to my mid teens rock climbing was part of the outdoor pass times we enjoyed in our family. From Wharncliffe Crags to Stanage Edge in the Peak District, through to Little Tryfan in the Ogwen Valley Wales I enjoyed the experience. Half way up Little Tryfan watching Tornado jets zip through the Ogwen Valley at your level and lower was amazing. So some of my walks are starting to trend more towards scrambling. Grindsbrook in the Peak District, Gordale Scar in the Dales and the little scramble found on the Corridor Route from Scafell Pike have offered a small taste of what we used to do, but I want to do more. So next year I plan on getting involved in Via Ferrata. So for more scrambling and Via Ferrata I have opted to purchase some new footwear. And I plumbed for the Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
I made a quick off the cuff decision to tackle Little Whernside this weekend. I had walked Great Whernside last year while on a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. This time I set off in the early hours of the morning and drove up to Pateley Bridge and on up to the free parking at the head of Scar House Reservoir. As you pass through the far end of Lofthouse, look out for the Water Authority blue signs to the right where there is an access road taking you several miles to the reservoirs.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I just wanted to make a mention to a company called Dash4it that specialise in maps. I ordered an OS Explorer map on Monday 10th February at a knock down price. With the online discount, and an added discount sent by email I paid the grand total of £4.67. That in itself is really good when considering there was no charge for post and packaging. The real bonus was that the map turned up today, Tuesday 11th February. I have no connection with the company in any way except my order. That is brilliant service and well worth being registered with the company online.
I thought I would share such a great service with fellow walkers out there.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Incorrectly there is a myth that Wildboar Clough acquired it's name due to being the last place where a wild boar was killed in England. What it definitely is, is the place where I started my walk last weekend with the aim of taking in Three Shire Heads. It was also the muddiest walk I have ever undertaken. Any wild boar would have been happy, almost as happy as pigs in mud.