Category Archives: Drove roads

A Pennine Trek, Part 3 – Hell and High Walking

The concluding episode of McEff’s Pennine walk . . . Continue reading

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A Pennine Trek, Part 2 – A Night Beneath Hangman Hill

McEff continues his backpacking trip to Hexham . . . Continue reading

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A Pennine Trek, Part 1 – Moorland and Mustard Gas

The first stage of a three-day walk from Bowes to Hexham . . . Continue reading

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Day Return to Bloworth Crossing . . . and Beyond

A walk along the mineral railways of the North York Moors . . . Continue reading

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Hambleton Hills – A Walk and a Sonnet

I’VE been delving into Wordsworth again – and like last time I’m going to set him tentatively aside. Despite the pertinent fact he wrote a sonnet entitled Composed After a Journey Across the Hambleton Hills – and that’s where I … Continue reading

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Beinn Dearg – A Teenage Dream

I LIKE Beinn Dearg. It’s a mountain with character way out in the backcountry. And I like the sound it makes when people pronounce its name correctly. It’s like the call of a bird or the noise of a rock … Continue reading

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The Green Trod – A Walk Along a Drove Road

THERE are little doorways in our perception of the world and they open and close unexpectedly to keep us on our toes. I’m walking through Teesdale, across a plateau of bog and heather above the river Tees, when I behold … Continue reading

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