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.

Continue reading “Whernside from Philpin Farm”

Yorkshire Dales: September 2020

As you may’ve read elsewhere on social media, I have this weekend returned from spending five days and five days in the Yorkshire Dales. My first proper taste of Northern England and my first getaway for twelve months!

I’d like to share some of the highlights of that week with you now, before writing up the individual walks (all five of them) in more detail at a later date.

Continue reading “Yorkshire Dales: September 2020”

Cleveland Way – Postponed Until 2021

Back in January, I set out some of my intentions for the year and one of the biggest was to take on the challenge of walking the Cleveland Way; a 106-mile long National Trail. But with Covid-19 having affected everyone in some way this summer, I’d made the decision to postpone my next long-distance walk until 2021.

In this post, I share my reasons why and talk about alternative plans for the rest of 2020.

Continue reading “Cleveland Way – Postponed Until 2021”

My First Adventure

This week’s #adventureprompts piece is all about an adventure that didn’t go as according to plan… Which for me, is going to describe my first proper “adventure” as an adult. I thought I’d written about this before but cannot find it on these pages.

‘Tell us about an adventure which didn’t go to plan, but perhaps was all the richer for it.’

Continue reading “My First Adventure”