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New year in Hawes

Friday, 3rd January 2014 by
On the top of IngleboroughWe spent the week after Christmas in Hawes, North Yorkshire with Tony and Catherine, our friends who are both runners and orienteers. Day 1 The holiday started with a 7.5 mile walk into Widdale from our cottage in Hawes. After a short time on footpaths we were beating our way through moorland tussocks to get […]

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Hunstanton

Sunday, 13th October 2013 by
A sun star starfishNorth-west Norfolk is just a 90 minute drive from Rutland so on Saturday we visited the Norfolk coastline. We drove to Hunstanton and then got the local bus to Thornham and walked back along the beach. The beach was empty, except for the large numbers of birdwatchers. We asked one of them what they were […]

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Four Lakeland Passes

Monday, 30th September 2013 by
View down to WasdaleThis weekend was the Rab MM. I decided that I didn’t fancy chasing Richard around the fells, so I opted for an LDWA event called the Four Lakeland Passes. The route started from Borrowdale and went over Styhead Pass, Black Sail Pass, Scarth Gap Pass and Honister Pass visiting Borrowdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere. It […]

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The Ponton Plod

Sunday, 15th September 2013 by
p1000260Richard and I decided that we needed a bit of exercise, so I entered us for the Ponton Plod. I chose this event because it starts a few miles from where we’ll (hopefully) be living soon and I thought it would be a good way to get to know more of the area. Given that […]

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More wet adventures in Iceland

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 by
Richard gets into the holiday spiritSight-seeing around Iceland continued for another day, this time with visits to the Skaftafell National Park and then to Jökulsárlón. We arrived at Skaftafell to rain and fog and ‘enjoyed’ a very damp meal of sweet and sour noodles with about 50 other people under a very crowded shelter. The next morning we awoke to […]

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The Rutland Hash

Monday, 8th July 2013 by
For drinking... we had to buy a mug!Hashing in Stamford

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Bank holiday in South Wales

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 by
The OFD Columns and Richard (photo courtesy of Brendan Marris)We spent the Sunday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend caving in South Wales. On Sunday we met Brendan and a new Dudley recruit, Laura, at Penwyllt, the South Wales Caving Club HQ. After numerous cups of tea we kitted up and headed up to Top Entrance of OFD. Our destination was The OFD […]

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Skiing in Mayrhofen

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 by
Richard telemarking in the powder snowRichard and I are skiing in Mayrhofen this week. The snow on our first ski day was really good (particularly for Easter), but we were in the cloud all day and so the visibility was not great. It was tricky to see the piste-markers and at times we had to wait for skiers to come […]

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