Whernside from Philpin Farm

My first walk in the Yorkshire Dales as part of a five-day trip in September 2020. From the campsite at Philpin Farm, I would walk up to Whernside and then meet Ribblehead Viaduct.

Monday 14th September 2020

On my first morning in Yorkshire, I would head up to Whernside – the highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks – and setting off on foot from the campsite – only a short walk as the crow flies but with a good measure of ascent.

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Wimbleball Lake and Haddon Hill

Details of a 9.5 mile walk around WImbleball Lake and Haddon Hill on Exmoor.

Tuesday 1st September 2020

I remember this as being a rather fortunate day of work, immediately after the August Bank Holiday weekend. As I worked on the Saturday, I gained the extra day in lieu, when I would otherwise have been returning to work. Not wanting to waste it, I drove down to Exmoor – barely one week since my previous visit to Dulverton – and would begin a circular walk from Wimbleball Lake.

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Monthly Miles: September 2020

Briefly reviewing my walks from September 2020 and tallying up those miles.

Welcome to October! I can hardly believe it myself. Leaves are changing colour and beginning to fall. Some of us have already turned the heating on in our homes. With whatever lies ahead, I aim to continue walking.

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Exmoor from Dulverton

Sunday 23rd August 2020

For the first time since lockdown had been thrust upon us, I made the ninety-minute drive down to Exmoor. A National Park I’d have spent more time exploring this year; but for the intervention of the pandemic.

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