Yorkshire Dales from Above

I bought this book for just £2.50! The RRP is £8.99 but they were priced at £3.00 each or two for £5.00 in the particular bookstore that I stumbled upon them. I actually bought this one and a coastal edition as gifts but decided to buy another Yorkshire Dales one for myself. It’s really interestingContinue reading “Yorkshire Dales from Above”

Pateley Bridge Hike

Last weekend, it was good to get out on a hike for the first time in a while. This wasn’t the greatest hike ever. It started from and touched upon some familiar territory but also covered new ground. We walked through the small village of Heyshaw (No unauthorised turning!) and found an extremely well placedContinue reading “Pateley Bridge Hike”

Pedometer Diaries: Where the Story Ends

148 days, 905.88 miles at an average of 6.12 miles per day. That’s where the story ends, for now at least. My pedometer has died! A few long hikes… https://planetpaul.blog/category/hiking/ … boosted my numbers and my 2700 steps each way to and from work plus my healthy mileage at work, helped me get to theContinue reading “Pedometer Diaries: Where the Story Ends”

Knaresborough Round

I posted about finally walking the 21-mile Harrogate Ringway recently… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/06/27/harrogate-ringway/ Following that, because we can’t get enough of 21-mile (About 34km) local walks, my sister and I hiked the Knaresborough Round last weekend! Rather than starting from my front door, this one involved a short drive to our selected starting point and a briefContinue reading “Knaresborough Round”

Bird Watching Kit

Here’s the bird watching kit that I mentioned in the following post… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/07/04/staveley-nature-reserve/ Sorry that it’s just a photo of the box. The contents are one canvas bag, one torch, one set of binoculars, one notepad, one pencil, nine bird identification cards and two bird food bases. The binoculars are genuine, the torch uses aContinue reading “Bird Watching Kit”

Staveley Nature Reserve

A few days ago, my family and I discovered an absolute hidden gem of a place not far from where we live. Staveley Nature Reserve is the place. As it happens, I’d bought my youngest daughter a bird watching kit that very morning. She particularly enjoyed viewing through her binoculars as well as using herContinue reading “Staveley Nature Reserve”