New(ish) Hiking Boots

After my ten hour 26-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks epic… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/25/yorkshire-three-peaks-again/ … finished off my Peter Storm boots, and with the 20-mile Harrogate Ringway on the horizon, I bought some new boots… well, sort of! I bought the ones pictured above on eBay for just under £30. I went with Hi-Tec because I’ve got some, whatContinue reading “New(ish) Hiking Boots”

Pedometer Diaries: Chapter Two

It’s been over two months since I caught up with modern technology and got a pedometer! Here’s my original post… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/04/03/pedometer-diaries/ Now, after 66 days of having this piece of white plastic attached to my hip (Belt), I’ve totalled 455.68 miles. That’s an average of 6.90 miles per day. My ten-hour Yorkshire Three Peaks bootContinue reading “Pedometer Diaries: Chapter Two”

Yorkshire Three Peaks… again!

On Saturday, my friend and I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks! The three peaks in question are Pennyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The mountains (Not hills!) are between 694 and 736 metres (About 2,220-2,400 feet). The 24.5 mile route also features stunning views of Ribblehead Viaduct, an active railway line. (Sorry, I don’t think that IContinue reading “Yorkshire Three Peaks… again!”

Craving Camping!

I’ve got an urge to go camping! I’ve done plenty of hiking but only a little multi-day hiking/camping… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/04/18/dingle-and-great-blasket-island/ My wife and I have been camping a few times but since having children, the opportunities haven’t been there. That’s not to say you can’t go camping with kids but our eldest daughter has some additionalContinue reading “Craving Camping!”

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle

We drove from the north of England to Switzerland. Well, I was a passenger. Maybe I’ll share my own European driving adventures in future posts! We camped in Lauterbrunnen. It was beautiful. Sandwiched between steep solid rock complimented by a stunning narrow waterfall and chalky stream. We headed up Jungfrau on the train. Workers inContinue reading “Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle”

Big Cats Wild in the UK?

Do non-domestic big wild cats roam the UK countryside, killing livestock along the way? It seems unlikely that large populations of puma, panther, leopard etc are existing undetected. However, the possibility that the odd one could escape from somewhere and survive for a time, causing havoc along the way, is not unreasonable. You can findContinue reading “Big Cats Wild in the UK?”

Arncliffe and Malham Hike

On Sunday, my friend and I completed an 18-mile circular hike from the Yorkshire village of Arncliffe to Malham then back to Arncliffe. Early on the walk, we came across a lamb that sadly may have breathed its last breath. We then saw some decent size fish (Brown trout?) trapped in an oxbow river. ThereContinue reading “Arncliffe and Malham Hike”