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In Praise of All Things Wooly

I am not the most creative of people.  I do the odd hooking ‘thing’ – a kind of wooly version of painting by numbers, difficult to go wrong and produces pretty pictures that I can pretend my children did when they were at primary school.  My daughter is rather more...

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A Cautionary Tale From Tail End Charlie

A beautiful June day.  The sort of day which makes you wonder why you ever booked that holiday to Mallorca.  There can be no better place to be than the Yorkshire Dales when the sun is beating down, the summer flowers in their infancy adorning the roadsides and the cottage...

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Fancy a Bike Ride?

Late March and the rain has finally given up for at least a day and the early morning spring sunshine promises a beautiful day.  My MAMIL (middle aged men in lycra) friends and their female accomplice suggest we head for the hills on our two wheeled friends and make the...

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Hadrian’s Wall Essential Services Guide

A new guide has just been released, covering the “Essential Services” available to walkers along Hadrian’s Wall Path. The guide priced at a very reasonable £4.99, including delivery and is available from the National Trails Online Gift Shop, using this link. The Trail Shop describes the book as: Compiled by...

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Malhamdale’s ‘Winter Tour’

Picture, if you can, a dank day at the beginning of January.  The festive season consigned to boxes in the attic, the holiday period well and truly over and months of work ahead with the summer holidays a far too distant promise somewhere on the distant horizon. Malhamdale is shrouded...

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Brigantes On Tour

On Thursday 27th October, the Brigantes Office Team set off on a road trip to encompass much of the Northern area of England covered by Brigantes Walking Holidays in two and a bit days. The first day saw us leaving our homes in Wharfedale and Malhamdale, through Pateley Bridge and...

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The Whitby What?… The Whitby Way!

This journal from the Whitby Way was submitted by regular customers Anne and Malcolm It’s one of those last minute decisions that made it all the more exciting; we were going to do another long distance walk after all. Our big trip was months away in November when we would be...

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A Tale From an Off-Cum’dun

I consider myself to be a local in these parts but not quite.  I was born here, went to school here, left for the obligatory time at uni and gave the world away from the Dale a reasonable chance and then, happily, returned able to say that I had ‘seen...

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Inn Way: North Yorks Moors

One of our clients recently walked the Inn Way to the North Yorks Moors – they wrote a wonderful blog of their holiday and we are pleased to be able to provide a link to it from here. If this account doesn’t make you want to walk the Inn Way to...

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It’s Show Time

If you are travelling through the Dales during August and September you may become aware that it is ‘Show Time’ and not in the theatrical sense. It is the time of year for Dales’ folk to show their finest – be it their jam making skills, their sporting prowess or...