Mountain Biking

Always Carry Identification When Up In The Hills

March 29, 2012

I spotted this item today on the site of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail. It’s so important that I’m sure they won’t mind my copying it in full: Its something that makes sense to most of us but we probably don’t all do it – when using the Trail please remember to carry some form […]

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At the sign of the “Map and Compass”

January 11, 2012

Pub signs have provided a way of navigating through the streets for many a century. Instructions such as “Turn left at the Eagle and Child” or “Bear right at the Dog and Duck” have been commonplace. Yesterday I wrote on our Lake District in Books site a short piece about Ordnance Survey maps. The response […]

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Mountain Biking in the Lakes

October 10, 2009

From the Cumberland News I learn that the Forestry Commission’s new mountain biking coaching trail in Whinlatter Forest is due to open in a week’s time. I’m afraid that my cycling these days is restricted to leisurely pedalling along the roads of England’s eastern flatlands but for those younger and fitter than myself, and committed […]

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