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Not quite Ten Tors on Dartmoor

64 months ago
A seven mile walk which visited ten named tops on Dartmoor, but not all were named as tors. The walk was timed for the Tuesday after the Ten Tors expedition - why should young people have all the fun? - but there was no need for overnight camping, and the walk was rather shorter than the 35 or 45 or 55 miles of the weekend expedition You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page Link .
geo-trip walk

Snowdon via Miners' and Llanberis Paths

65 months ago
Snowdon from Llanberis. First caught the Snowdon Sherpa bus to Pen-y-pass then walked up via the Miners' Track and down the Llanberis Path. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page Link .
geo-trip walk

Remember the Battle of Tewkesbury

65 months ago
Today, 4th May 2014, is the 543rd anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury, a significant battle in the Wars of the Roses. Margaret of Anjou, Queen of the Lancastrian King Henry VI and their son Edward, Prince of Wales were marching north aiming to cross the River Severn at Tewkesbury to meet up with supporters in Wales. As the Lancastrian Army headed north it was being pursued by the Yorkist Army under King Edward IV. This pursuit culminated in the bloody battle at Tewkesbury which...
battle of tewkesbury

The 2014 season begins

65 months ago
The beach by Dungeness lighthouse
After summarising my winter activities and spring plans, I can now update with the good news (for me anyway) after a couple of weeks of long days I took my first long trip, extending my gap between points by almost ten miles. I used a ruler on the map to measure where I could go, and at the time the shortest journey was to Kent as opposite Cheltenham, either Dover (the longest) or Dungeness, which was a lot easier. Photo I plumped for the compromise, still adding more than the...
seaside kent sussex dungeness lighthouse

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