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I’m from Yorkshire and The Honorary Yorkshireman

I’ve now lived in Yorkshire for over seven years and can’t believe it’s been that long already! One thing I’ve learnt though is how Yorkshire people are very proud of their origins and when I’m From Yorkshire sent me an “Honorary Yorkshireman” T-shirt, I was really touched! A sign that I now belong?

Christmas Events in Yorkshire - snowy landscape

Christmas Events In Yorkshire

Christmas is often a hectic time, but it’s also a great time to venture outside and discover the Yorkshire countryside, especially as many parks, gardens and places in Yorkshire have fun Christmas events. …

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Third time lucky? This time for a charity walk!

That’s it, I’ve signed for it again. This time I cannot fail, no way! I am talking about the Yorkshire Three Peaks …

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Yorkshire Ales and My Beer Adventures

According to CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale) Yorkshire is officially the place in the UK with the highest number of breweries and the most different types of beers being brewed. The Yorkshire ales are some of the best in the country and as a beer connoisseur I feel very lucky living in this county. Because I really want to share this with you…

Walkers are Welcome in Yorkshire - View of Baildon from South Bank

Walkers are Welcome in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a great place to walk but did you know that it also boasts the biggest number of “Walkers are Welcome” towns and villages in the UK? There are now 25 towns and villages in Yorkshire accredited to the scheme and the latest ones to have joined the scheme within the last two years are Baildon, Burley in Wharfedale and Bingley. Read more in this article and find out why the scheme is so popular in “God’s own County”!

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Dog walks in Yorkshire to become greener

Dog owners and non-dog owners alike have finally the opportunity to get united over the issue of dog fouling. Having started in Falkirk, Scotland in 2010 the “Green Dog Walkers” Campaign is now making its way down to Yorkshire. The idea is simple, it’s a friendly, non-confrontational way for dog owners to ‘make a pledge’ to clean up after their dog on their favourite dog walks. They then get a free green armband and extra poo bags to give to others.

The Tour de France comes to Yorkshire!

Tour de France Yorkshire Mania

There is now less than a month before the Tour de France Yorkshire GD Day (Grand Départ) and as a Frenchman living in Yorkshire I have a slight interest in this matter. And I don’t know about you but lately I’ve noticed there was some sort of a craze around Yorkshire for the “Grande Boucle”. So I thought I would collect the most impressive, sometime bizarre or even plain bonkers “Tour de Yorkshire” paraphernalia I could find on the internet.

Great Mountain Days in the Pennines - Terry Marsh

Great Mountain Days in the Pennines

This is a first for me, I will attempt to review a walking book! At the beginning of this summer I was sent a book called “Great Mountain Days in the Pennines” by Terry Marsh. I must say beside the generous offer from the editing company Cicerone, I didn’t know if I would have time to use the book and try a few walks. You might have noticed, I haven’t been really assiduous at writing on this blog lately. It’s a combination of various factors, mainly trying to balance my new working life with my family life. Anyway as this is an exercise I have never done, bear with me and I hope to be as impartial as possible.

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team in action

The value of Search and Rescue teams

When does risky mean dangerous? Should you call the Search and Rescue Team? When I first came to Yorkshire, my initial impression …

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Getting ready for my next walking challenge

This month I have finally decided to do it again. I am of course talking about the Three Peaks of Yorkshire walking challenge! This means it will be my third attempt and this time I cannot fail :) So I am getting ready for it and I have already laid out a plan. I have even managed to sway some colleagues at work to follow me on this journey; they have never done it before and they really seem to be committed to it. We have decided that the big day will be during that Bank Holiday weekend in May (25-27). Now I still need to go through some preparation and I thought I would ask you for some tips about training routes and equipment.