Monday, December 31, 2012

12 inspirational photos of 2012. 

No 3 

Above Ennerdale, Lake District (Mountain Skills course).

March 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

12 inspirational photos of 2012. 

No2 Top Mere Road, above Kettlewell, Wharfedale (NNAS Navigation Skills course). 

February 2012.

Friday, December 28, 2012

12 inspirational photos of 2012. 

No1 Mackerel Sky over Tripsdale, North York Moors, Jan 2012.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Pub Walks 2012

Grassington - Sunday 16th December
Malham - Wednesday 19th December

Great walks, good company and delicious Christmas lunches!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Best wishes, Mark Reid

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pen-y-Ghent walk
11th December 2012

A fantastic, crystal-clear day with a sharp frost

Minus 1 in the valley and minus 4 on the summit, although in the sunshine it was quite warm. Certainly the best day of 2012 for walking, and hardly anyone about.

I was researching and walking the new Three Peaks route across Whitber Hill (thus avoiding the quagmire of Black Dubb Moss) for Country Walking magazine. This new route starts at the top of Horton Scar Lane and heads NW across Whitber Hill, Sell Gill Beck and Sell Gill Hill to join the Pennine Way near Jackdaw Hole. The route is a delight to walk, and easy to follow as it is laid with stone chippings all the way.

A walk across the fells of the Yorkshire Dales on a day like today really lifts your spirits.

Anyway, here's my route:

Horton - Brackenbottom - Pen-y-ghent south ridge - Pen-y-ghent summit - Pennine Way to Horton Scar Lane - new path across Whitber Hill - Pennine Way south along Harber Scar Lane back into Horton.