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Extreme dog walking at Monsal Dale

Following the River Wye in Monsal Dale is a pleasant journey through Taddington Woods and the subject of today’s extreme dog walk. To be honest its not exactly…

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View from The Roaches Hen Cloud

The Roaches form a gritstone escarpment in the Peak District looking over the Leek, Tittesworth Reservoir and the Cheshire Plain.  This jagged crest of rocks, along with Hen Cloud…

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KAWS - Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The wild frozen and barren wastelands of the north, also known as Yorkshire, is the focus of today’s visit, specifically the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Located just off the…

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Hathersage Moor. The view from Higger Tor of Carl Wark.

Today is New Years Day. Start of a new day, a new year and a new you according to Sam.  So with this in mind, we finds ourselves…

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Mr and Mrs Cook, November 2015.

A lot has changed since we last visited London, the wealth of the richest has doubled, the Government has allowed homelessness to rise 47% since 2010, allowed £70Bn…

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Welsh Flag

Conquest castles, celts, cakes, cawl, sheep, St David, daffodils, Davy Gam, Dylan Thomas, rarebit, rebels, leeks and us. They’ve even got a dragon on their flag.  This isn’t…

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Stanage Edge, Derbyshire.

Stanage Edge, a gritstone escarpment like a broken boulder backbone of Britain past Hathersage in the Peak District.  A geological gap of the Dark Peak and the White…

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Radcliffe Camera

Fresh from our Monster Megalithic Monument tour, we’re taking advantage and sightseeing in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and old worldly charm. Every city has its sights,…

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Over Owler Tor

We’ve been roaming the Derbyshire Peak District for what now seems like hours in an attempt to find a suitable route to Stanage Edge.  The area we are…

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Old rocks and Old John, Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.

Bradgate Park, a medieval deer park in Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire, barren, rugged and reputedly the birthplace of the short-lived Nine Days Queen, Lady Jane Grey, before Bloody Mary…

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Jorvik Skull of male aged 16-25 showing battle injuries.

York, the wild northern frontier nestling on the river Ouse is a popular and busy place. Battered by Brigantes, rampaged by Romans and harried by Norsemen, its had…

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Newark Castle on the River Trent in Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle , the medieval monument of national importance sitting on the River Trent, famous for dispatching that mad despot, bad King John.  Personally I don’t see how…

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Mosaic at Teversal village entrance

I said some time back about promising to stop visiting former coal tips. That didn’t last long, perhaps I should accept the heritage around here.  A grim legacy…

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