Garburn Pass & Trowbarrow

Monday, 24th March 2014 by
Sunny for now, but another hail storm approaches from the direction ConistonI sat on top, damp and cold, Laetitia stood at the bottom (wrapped in her duvet and waterproof jackets), wondering what to do next ... the rock dried off ...

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West Pennine Moors Mountain Biking

Friday, 21st March 2014 by
mybikeburnley6Who would believe that just a few miles outside the industrial complexes of Blackburn and Burnley one could be up in the relative remoteness of the West Pennine Moors?

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Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking

Monday, 17th March 2014 by
The weather was less than clement in the Dales - windy, drizzly, and cold.  Not the best day for me to decide it was Spring and go out in my cycling shorts!  :shock: (Laetitia is sporting her flashy new helmet bought with the big discounts on offer at the Big Demo weekend.)We enjoyed our rideout in the Yorkshire Dales so much a few weeks ago that we chose that venue again on Sunday.

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Climbers’ Club AGM & Party Weekend

Tuesday, 4th March 2014 by
The Mountain Biking team at the end of the metalled road about to set off on one of Kentmere's best circular trailsIn my humble opinion last year’s CC AGM was a fantastic success. For me there are a lot of boxes to “tick” when deciding where to have the AGM. A location that offers: outdoor activities for all weathers and all pursuits; a quality indoor climbing wall that will join in the fun; an AGM and […]

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Nadine at  a bridge crossingWhat to do if the weather is terrible over the Alps and no way our girls skitour adventure will happen at all? Instead of a snow adventure we decided it is time to welcome spring and go climbing and biking at the Frankenjura

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Was it really dry yesterday?

Sunday, 23rd February 2014 by
Laetitia enjoying the sunshine with far Pen-y-ghent behindI can hardly believe that yesterday was dry, sunny even! But it was cold and windy so instead of a trip to the indoor climbing wall on such a nice day we decided our fitness levels were in need of some attention.

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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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Running on Kinder

Sunday, 13th January 2013 by
Hoar frost on the fence on Rushup EdgeRichard had deadlines to meet this weekend, so I’ve been out and about enjoying the chilly weather! On Saturday I cycled with the Tamworth Road and Mountain Cycle Club from Fazeley. Incredibly, within 15 minutes of cycling, we rode along some roads that were completely new to me. Thankfully it was a steady ride and […]

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