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The Kentmere Horseshoe

The Kentmere Horseshoe

INTRODUCTION The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the classic Lakeland routes. It can be completed in a day and is usually done in a clockwise direction but this route goes anti-clockwise and includes an optional wild camp. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, four miles to the north of Staveley. It includes …

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The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail is a 54km long trail from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch in Shropshire. Established in 1974, the Sandstone Trail was been extended in the 90s to include Frodsham and Witchurch, rather than starting and ending in more remote locations that were difficult to get to by public transport. The trail follows Cheshire’s …

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Slieve Donard [Sliabh Donairt]

Walk up Slieve Donard from Newcastle

Slieve Donard, in the Mourne Mountains, is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and is most often ascended via the Glen River path from the resort town of Newcastle. Slieve Donard literally translates as: Dónairt’s mountain in Irish. ‘Slieve’ being Irish for mountain and Saint Donard was a Christian missionary who based himself on the mountain. A …

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The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe is one of the definitive routes in North Wales, perhaps only bested by the Snowdon Horseshoe. It is one of the most adventurous outings you can have without having to resort to ropes or harnesses and, it takes in a number of the most photographed locations in Snowdonia along the way. We’re …

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The Coniston Round

The Coniston Round

A visit to Coniston is almost unimaginable without climbing its most famed peak; the Old Man of Coniston. It dominates the village with the summit being barely 3km from the centre (although some 600m higher!). It is popular with walkers and tourist alike as several, well-marked paths snake up to the summit. For the peak …

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