Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Memories of 2014

Walking Highlights from 2014

Another year's walking comes to a close. 

I've walked 146 days this year, covering 1,041 miles of paths.

Total miles walked since 1997: 14,057 miles

Here are some of my favourite outdoor moment of 2014...

FEBRUARY - Upper Wharfedale

MARCH - Malham

APRIL - Kinder Scout

MAY - Mallerstang Edge

JUNE - Wild Camp, Lake District

JULY - Swaledale

AUGUST - Wild Camp, Moelwyns, Snowdonia

SEPTEMBER - Capel Curig, Snowdonia

OCTOBER - Whernside, Yorkshire Three Peaks

NOVEMBER - Howgill Fells

DECEMBER - Swaledale Christmas Walk

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Ilkley Moor

Beautiful snowy morning's NetWalk across Ilkley Moor, taking in Ilkley Crags, Badger Stone and Twelve Apostles stone circle, then back to the Cow and Calf for lunch! A great way to develop your business.

NetWalking website

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

NNAS Straight to Silver navigation skills - Swaledale

NNAS Straight to Silver navigation skills weekend
28th - 30th November 2014
Grinton, Swaledale

Just got back from the last 3-day NNAS Straight to Silver navigation skills course of 2014, based at the Bridge Inn at Grinton in beautiful Swaledale. 

Friday - misty and murky, so did low level route around Grinton, Fremington and Reeth getting to grips with maps and key navigation strategies. 

Saturday - thick mist, so headed up onto Grinton Moor and Harkerside to practice compass bearings, contour interpretation and night navigation (poor visibility). 

Sunday - clear day, so headed up onto Fremington Edge via the magnificent Jabz Cave, with perhaps the finest view of Swaledale. 

Another 6 successful NNAS Silver award holders!

Next NNAS course? 6 - 8 February 2015, Buckden, Wharfedale

Navigation Skills Website

Monday, November 17, 2014

NNAS Silver navigator award
Ravenstonedale, Howgill Fells
15th & 16th November 2014

NNAS Silver navigation skills course, based at Ravenstonedale. 

Saturday, we headed up onto Green Bell, learning skills along the way (bearings, pacing, contours, strategies, timings etc) and arrived at the summit of Green Bell at 6pm just as it went completely dark. After a bite to eat in the group shelter, we then navigated off the summit in the dark, reaching the Black Swan at 8pm, where we sat down for a fantastic meal.

On Sunday, they put their new skills into practice across Crosby Garrett Fell, finding Iron Age settlements, ponds, cairns and paths, with an amazing sunset to cap a great weekend. 

Another 6 proud NNAS Silver award holders...