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 was that it was a great place for walking. However the moors especially didn’t strike me as a risky and dangerous place. So what was all this fuss …

Christmas Events in Yorkshire - snowy landscape

Christmas Events In Yorkshire 2016

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. …

I'm from Yorkshire Merchandise

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?

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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 …

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.

Walking Challenge - Yorkshire Three Peaks

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.

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Any plans for New Year Resolutions?

Popular New Year Resolutions – Can it be all about walking? So you have decided to make a new year resolution? Whatever …

Panorama of Helmsley in North Yorkshire

Helmsley in North Yorkshire

Helmsley – historic, haunting and yet a hive of activity, is one of the most popular towns nestling on the outskirts of …

South Pennines - Walk Cycle Ride

South Pennines – Walk Cycle Ride

Review of South Pennines Walk.Cycle.Ride, a regional website where you will find routes for all ages and abilities, from a quiet stroll along the canal towpath, to a strenuous hike in the moors. My mark: 14/20