Pen y Ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

A circular walk up to Pen y Ghent and on to Plover Hill, from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. September 2020.

Friday 18th September 2020

After four memorable days in the Yorkshire Dales, it was almost time to head home to North Somerset. I’d packed away my damp tent and all associated gear from inside. With my car boot fully loaded, I still had one more stop on my mind.

I drove twenty-minutes or so to arrive at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Pen y Ghent was in my sights – the last of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, having conquered Whermside and Ingleborough in the previous days.

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Malham and Fountains Fell

A 14.5 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Taking in Malham Tarn, Malham Cove, Malham Moor, Fountains Fell and the Pennine Way.

Thursday 17th September 2020

I struggle to believe that two whole months have now passed since this walk. I really thought I’d have it all written up by now.

This walk was one of my ‘less essential’ options (after the Three Peaks) and yet still inspired by a route from the Walking Englishman. I merely extended it to pay a brief visit to Malham Cove.

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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.

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