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Centenary Way – Part 5

WAY’S END Shirley to Ashbourne, by Mark Halliwell [Back to start] It dawned a fabulous day for my last leg of the Centenary Way, and the first half of the section from Shirley to Ashbourne turned out to be a highlight of the whole route. Recommencing just south of Shirley, I set off north on…

Centenary Way – Part 4

BRAILSFORD AND THE BONNIE PRINCE Mercaston to Shirley, by Mark Halliwell [Next page] The next opportunity I had to hike was a fine day, but it began grey and cool. The other days’ hikes had been around 13 miles, but this was over 15, though I covered less of the actual Centenary Way than the…

The Centenary Way, Derbyshire

ESCAPE FROM 2020! by Mark Halliwell, January 2021 [Next page]  I hadn’t really meant to do the Centenary Way, at least not yet. But I’m so glad I did! I’d hiked for as many years as I could remember. I’d started walking as a kid with my dad, and then began long-distance hiking some 15…

Centenary Way – Part 1

NATURE IN ABUNDANCE Ilkeston to Stanley Brook, by Mark Halliwell [Next page] The Centenary Way starts on West End Road in the south-west of Ilkeston, at its crossroads with Oakwell Drive (B6007). I’d reached Ilkeston on a blue-sky day by walking out eastwards parallel to The Way on its southern side, through Stanley village and…

Centenary Way – Part 3

WEST TO WESTON Duffield to Mercaston, by Mark Halliwell [Next page] The privilege of living adjacent to the beautiful Derwent Valley meant it was no hardship to return to the river at the Bridge Inn for the start of the next leg. Pausing for a few minutes to see the river birds, I then headed…

Centenary Way – Part 2

THE THREE WAYS Stanley Brook to Duffield, by Mark Halliwell [Next page] I was now totally with it on the Centenary Way! A four-day working week brought about by Covid-19 had the fringe benefit of giving me more days to hike. A fine day allowed me not only to do the second leg of The…

Cotswolds Way — Dan Outdoors

Im still not used to this whole writing thing yet but im gettting there I think. Recently I completed the Cotswolds Way, for those of you unsure of what one of them is, its a 102 mile national trail in the UK. It starts in Chipping Campden and finishes in Bath. Normally when I got […]…

Beatrix Potter Lake DistrIct

Starting at Wray Castle, here she spent her first holiday in 1882 at 16 when Dalguise in Scotland was no longer available.It’s here she met Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, a vicar of Wray, who was one of the founding Secretaries of the National Trust, who Beatrix Potter left nearly all her land and estate too.From there…

Special UK Hiking member discounts

Some special discounts for you members! For 10% off your next set of walking poles visit Mountain King and use code UKHIKING10 Need some tasty food? Get 10% off at Base Camp Food use code UKHIKING10 Tasty treats for your walking use code UKHIKING10 for 10% off at Expedition Foods

Giveaway Winners

This is what you’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of the winners! Third place prize the Brew it stick goes to Tony Bain Second place prize of the Primus Lite Stove goes to Kyle Mahognay And the number one prize, the MSR Elixer 2 tent goes to Moriel Ram

Strava Group

I know some of us like a bit of friendly competition, some of us use it as a motivator to get outside and walk while some of us will use it as a target that needs to be smashed. Many of us i’m sure will already be familiar with Strava and its use with running…

Cover Photo Winner

Congratulations to Mel Riley for winning the UK Hiking cover photo competition! Here is the winning image

Malvern End 2 End

The Malvern End to End is a 9.3 mile route from Chase End Hill in the South, up to End Hill in the North of the hills and takes you across 15 peaks. You start the walk at a little car park on Chase End road opposite Fernlea Villa. From there you take the well…

Trailpost

Have you ever wondered what weight you’re carrying on an overnight or multiday trip? Need a place to store a list of all you hiking gear? Need a shakedown of your pack? Trailpost could be the site you’re looking for! It allows you to input details of all your gear, then, when you are planning…

Pen Y Fan (The hard way)

This is the hard way to the summit of southern Britain’s highest mountain. Starting at just over 310m above sea level, you have 576m of climbing before the reaching the top at 886m. Route details Cwm Gwdi, Brecon Beacons Difficulty: Challenging Time: 5 hours Distance: 8 miles (12.8 km) Map: Landranger 160; Explorer OL12 Dogs…

Sawyer Micro Squeeze

Small, lightweight, essential. 3 words that describe this product that’s essential for anyone exploring the back country. Tipping the scales at 2oz its small enough that you’ll hardly know its there. Unlike the mini that weighs the same the flow rate on the micro is similar to the old sawyer squeeze but the updated design…

Red Bull : How to Be Superhuman

On the way to work or out about a good podcast can help pass the time, and what better podcast than Red bull’s How to be Superhuman. Red Bull’s unmissable new podcast sets out to examine exactly what it takes to be superhuman. Every Monday, host Rob Pope speaks to athletes who have undertaken seemingly superhuman feats…

The TMB (Tour Du Mont Blanc)

Originally posted on Dan Outdoors:
Wow is a good word to describe this trek. Its around 110 miles (170km) and has an altitude gain of around 32808ft (10,000 meters), its very well sign posted and you will visit three different countries on this trek. I did the TMB in 2019 and I was left speechless…


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