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Standing on Esk Pike, photos taken by Terry Abraham during one of our filming outings in 2014, camping close to the summit during an amazing cloud inversion.

HELVELLYN with Mark Richards
this DVD is now available via AMAZON or www.stridingedge.com

Supporting the growing campaign to get more people active in the great outdoors for fun and adventure, health and wellbeing, town and country.

The website portrait picture was taken by my good friend Stephen Poulton LRPS

The Far Eastern Fells the eigth and final volume of my Lakeland Fellranger series was published in 2013, with a short film to mark the occasion Lakeland Fellranger. The best of walks end with a refreshing pint, and Dent Brewery have created a dedicated 3.7% bitter that I can heartily recommend FELLRANGER.

My next endeavour this summer is a film with Terry Abraham, where the star is a mountain... HELVELLYN

photos: Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS www.wastwaterphotography.co.uk


Hull Pot, a massive beck-capturing cavity in the western shadow of Penyghent.  
Linescape drawn 04 Feb 2012

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The Dales Way with Colin Speakman

august 10, 2019 06:07pm

Due to go live on our www.countrystride.co.uk website a wonderful podcast recording of a walk I did with Colin last Monday 5th August. We wandered downdale from Dent Station to Dent Town (as the village is known). The 80-mile route from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere was created by Colin and his wife Fleur back in 1968 and was launched a year later. The Dales Way still attracts in excess of 3-4,000 people/year to walk the entire route. Quite frankly it's the perfect introduction to the pleasures a walking holiday, consistently striding through beautiful dales countryside. Colin is still chair of the Dales Way Association, that alone shows not only his commitment to the route (after fifty years) but to the compelling quality of the route itself.

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