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Dylan Hayes
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Horbury, United Kingdom
walking, mountain biking, hill walking, mountaineering
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2011-06-14 Lunch time run

Some pain before lunch


A short walk to the popular climbing area of Alms Cliff, near Harrogate.

Amalfi Coast Bus Trip

A bus from Sorrento to Amalfi along the Via Nastro Azzurro, with amazing views to the sea far below on a winding road cut into the massive cliffs

Ancient Messini

a drive up the mountains to take a look at a well preserved ancient city of Messini (Messene or ?ess???)

Another World Cross Country Skiing

A bit of cross country skiing around the conifer woods at Another World, near Halifax. Snow was deep but just starting to thaw

Armley - Shipley - Baildon Moor

A nice long but easy ride along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Shipley and then over the top of Baildon Moor and Shipley Glen, and back again on the canal

Aysgath Falls

A short walk to visit the famous waterfalls in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales.

Bangor to Idwal Cottage

A long time ago, a group of us decided to ride the Welsh 3000 on primative mountain bikes. This was the first day of the trip featuring a a big bike push over Carnedd Llewelyn.

Batley Soothill

A mostly offroad hilly run from Batley at lunchtime, including a bit of trouble with a landowner who seemed to not like runners.

Beadnell to Longstone

A trip on a rib out to a dive site called the Hopper on the northernmost part of the Farne Islands

Beddgelert Forest Bike Ride

A mixture of forest tracks and bridleways around Beddgelert forest in Snowdonia

Beinne Eighe

A up-and-back trip to bag the peaks of Spidean Coire nan Clach, Sgurr Ban and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe in Torridon, in the Scottish Highlands

Ben Alder Expedition

A backpacking expedition from Dalwhinnie to Corour
walking (4/5)

Benalder Cottage to Culra Bothy

The third part of a multiday backpacking expedition in the central Highlands, featuring an ascent of Ben Alder, a remote Munro.
walking (4/5)

Beningbrough Riverside walk

A short, flat riverside walk just north of York
walking (1/5)

Bergamo Old Town (Città alta)

A walk around the Città alta, a very pretty medieval walled city sitting on a hill above the plains of Lombardy

Bergamo to Manchester

Flight track of flight from Bergamo to Manchester. Lovely views of the alpes.

Big run

The long way to work, along the river Calder past Wakefield

Big Ryde

A hilly monster of a ride across the east of the Isle of White, from Ryde to near St Catherines Hill

Bingley To York

A long offroad ride from Bingley to York, via Leeds. Mostly offroad using canal tow paths and bridleways where possible. See associated route for the cleaned up GPS track.

Bingley to York via Leeds

A big long ride from Bingley to York, using as much offroad as possible. Use this to download to a GPS. See other route for full desciption.
cycling (4/5)

Black Corries to Ben Alder Cottage

The second day of multiday walk in the central Highlands from Black Corries on Rannock Moor to Ben Alder Cottage bothy
walking (3/5)

Blakey Topping

A walk to Blakey Topping from the Hole of Horcum car park, touching the edge of Dalby Forest.

Blakey Topping and Skelton Tower

A walk taking in Blakey Topping and Skelton Tower from the Hole of Horcum car park. A long walk over rough ground.

Blasket Islands

A walk from the abandoned village to the top of the island

Blyde River Panorama Route

Driving around the Panorama Route around Blyde River Canyon, the third biggest canyon in the world, visiting the various viewpoints along the way.

Blyde River to Motswari

Driving from Blyde River Lodge to Motswari Lodge

Bob Graham Leg 2

2nd leg of the classic lakeland challenge, taking in the ridge running south which includes Raise, Great Dod, Helwellyn.

Bob Graham Round Leg 1

Tom and Maxine's part in our relay around the famous lakeland circuit.

Bride Stones

A short walk to visit the weird rock formations of the Bridestone, in Dalby Forest.

Buachaille Etive Mor

A short but intense walk up the iconic mountain of Stob Dearg, better know as Buachaille Etive Mor

Buckden - Buckden Pike - Starbottom

A tough and steep walk up Buckden Beck to the top of Buckden Pike and then down and back via Starbottom.
Walking (3/5)

Buttes Chaumont

A short walk around the the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

C2C Penrith to Waskerley Way

Part two of a ride along the C2C (Coast to Coast), from Penrith to the Waskerley Way, over a very hilly area

C2C Waskerley to Tynemouth

The last part of the C2C (Coast to Coast) from Waskerley Way to Tynemouth, via Consett and Newcastle

C2C Workington to Penrith

The first part of a one day ride along the C2C (Coast to Coast) from Workington to Penrith

Carlton Bank

A longish walk across the North York Moors, over moorlands and woodland at the southern edge of the moors

Castle Crag

A short, low lying walk in the northern lakes.

Castle Howard Walk

A walk around the grounds of Castle Howard

Cathedral Peak Ride

An easy horse ride into the hills above the Cathedral Peak Hotel, in the KZN Drakensberg mountains

Cathedral Peak to Isibindi

A drive from Cathedral Peak to Isibendi Lodge, across KwaZulu Natal via Ladysmith

Cayton Bay to Filey

A cliftop walk along the Cleveland way long distance path between Cayton Bay and Filey

Cayton Bay to Filey Brigg

Along the cliffs from Cayton Bay to Filey Brigg, and back to Filey

Cayton Bay to Scarborough

A walk along the beach to Scarborough. Great views and some interesting ground to clamber over.

CDG to JNB flight

Flight on Air France from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport


A walk around the gardens of Chatsworth House.

Chatsworth 'Beyond Limits'

A walk around the gardens of Chatsworth House, visiting some of the art installed as part of 'Beyond Limits', an exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Sotheby's

Chatsworth Gardens in Spring

A walk around some of the highlights of Chatsworth House Gardens on a sunny march day.

Chatworth figure 8 ride

A hilly loop around the lower part of the Peak District running between Chatsworth, Bakewell and Eyam

Chee Dale and Monsal Trail

A walk from Millers Dale, along the Monsal Trail and through Chee Dale, before returning via Blackwell.

Chee Dale via tunnel

A walk along the Monsal Trail and back via Chee Dale.

Chisos Mountains

A hike around the Chisos mountains from the camping area at Chisos Basin, taking in Emory Peak and the South Rim

Cleveland Way: Staithes to Sandsend

A walk along the rugged coastline between the pretty village of Staithes and Sandsend along part of the Clevand Way long distance path
Walking (2/5)

Comino boat trip

A boat trip to Comino, and an exploration of the small island,which lies between Malta and Gozo.

Coxley mad run

A longish run around the woods offroad on fairly muddy ground

Coxley Snow Ride

A night ride in the snow. Utter madness, but fun.

Coxley Woods Redux

Another ride through Coxley Woods. Mostly bridleway, with some other bits on a variety of different paths.

Coxley Woods Short Ride

Yet another ride around Coxley Woods, this time starting from the Navigation in Horbury Junction.

Culra Bothy to Aonach Beag

The fourth part of a multiday backpacking expedition in the central Highlands, featuring an ascent of Aonach Beag.

Dalby Forest Black Route

The Black Route in Dalby Forest is a short but very intense and technical man made mountain bike trail in Dalby Forest.

Dalby Forest Old Red Route

The old red route in Dalby Forest. Now replaced by the new route, but can still be ridden.

Dalby Forest Red Route

Opened in 2007, the Dalby Red Route offers quality man-made mountain biking.

Dewsbury - Batley - Kirkhamgate -Ossett

A short and hilly evening ride around West Yorkshire

Dewsbury Manchester on Calder/Rochdale Canal

A bike ride from Dewsbury to Manchester along the Calder Navigation and Rochdale Canals, passing over the Pennines

Dewsbury to Manchester

From Dewsbury to central Manchester following as much as possible of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, and staying offroad as much as possible

Diggle to Marsden

A short walk over the top of Standedge starting and ending at pubs

Dive Boat Trip

A boat trip from Sorrento to visit two nearby dive sites

Dive boat trip - Punto Paulo

A trip on a dive boat to the point, and then into the bay for some junior divers to try a dive

Dive Trip Pylos Navarino Bay

Two trips to dive the warm clear waters of Navarino Bay, with dives through the arches in the small island guarding the bay

Doreen Falls

A walk from Cathedral Peak Hotel to Doreen falls, and a visit to the cave containing cave paintings.

Dubrovnik city walls

A walk around the city walls of the historic city of Dubrovnik

East Big Bend National Park Tour

A driving tour around the eastern and central part of Big Bend National Park, visiting the Rio Grande at Boquillas, and the Chisos Basin, and various points in between.

Emory Peak

Emory Peak, the highest point in Big Bend, from Chisos Basin, via the Pinnacles trail and a return via Boot Canyon and Laguna Meadows.

Esja to Kjós

Lágafell to Kjos via Esja, the prominent mountain range to the north of Reykjavik. A hard walk at any time, but in winter a particular tough trip.

Eyam Bakewell

A hilly ride around the Bakewell area, with fairly complex navigation

Farndale Daffodil walk

A linear route around in Farndale in the North York Moors

Farndale Wild Camping

A walk in the remote wilds of upper Farndale, with some wild camping on the moors
walking (3/5)

Flight Malta to Manchester

Partial log of a flight over the Med. Log starts near Sicily, passes over Sardinia, and stops somewhere over France.

Floating Harbour to Portishead

A trip down the Avon on the sailing vessel Tangaroa, passing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Forge Valley

A walk in the woods in Forge Valley, featuring lots of wildlife, and some nice views
Walking (2/5)

Fountains Abbey

A walk around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water gardens, an amazing mixture of ancient monument and 18th century ornamental garden.

Freshwater to Shorwell

A long ride along the chalf download spine of the Isle of Wight. Some parts are repeated, but it's still worth doing

Fylingdales and Dalby Forest

A long ride from near Robin Hoods Bay to near East Ayton

Fylingthorpe Boggle Hole Run

A run taking in some of the amazing coast around Robin Hoods Bay, using both the popular old railway line and the beach

Gare du Nord to St Pancras

Eurostar from Gare du Nord in Paris, to St. Pancras in London on the new HS1 high speed line.

Gilamoor Loop

A substantial and hilly moorland ride around the remote Bransdale valley, in the central part of the North York Moors National Park.

Glasgow to Keflavik

Iceland Air FI436 Manchester to Keflavik (Reykjavik) via Glasgow, on Glasgow to Kef sector

Goathland Trail Marathon

The route of the Hardmoors 26.2 Series Goathland Marathon
running (5/5)

Golden Circle

A day trip from Reykjavík visiting some of the classic tourist locations in SE Iceland, such as Gulfoss, Geysir, and the Kerið crater.

Gozo ferry trip

A trip on the ferry to Gozo, with a walk around the harbourside town of Magarr

Great Givendale

A gentle walk across valleys and woods, from Great Givendale to Millington and back.

Great Gully - Buachaille Etive Mor

A mountainering route up Buchaille Etive Mor via the Great Gully on the NE face, graded at Grade I.

Great Whernside from Nidderdale

A long, hard walk off tracks in the Nidderdale area of the Yorkshire dales, including an ascent of Great Whernside.
walking (3/5)

Great Whernside via Nidderdale

A two day walk from Middlesmoor, over some very rough ground to the summit of Great Whernside, and then down by the north side of Scar House Reservoir.

Harrogate to Knaresborough

An offroad route on roads and bridleways around Harrogate and Knaresborough, featuring fording the river Nidd

Hayburn Wyke

A short walk from the Hayburn Wyke Pub down to the sea and back through a wooded valley

Healey Thornhill Dewsbury

A hilly offroad route near Dewsbury, with some nice single track in the woods

Heath Sharlston Crofton Walton

An easy ride around on minor roads, bridleways and cycle tracks, starting from Heath, and passing Sharlston, Crofton and Walton in the old coalfields to the east of Wakefield .

Heath to Castleford

An evening ride, trying to stay offroad to Castleford from Heath, and then back on the Trans Pennine Trail. Ideal for wet days, as the surface was mostly gravel.

Height of Hazley

A walk to the top of the flat hill called Penhill or the Height of Hazley that dominates lower Wensleydale.


A short but steep walk up Helgafell, a popular hill above Hafnarfjörður, in SW Iceland, starting from Kaldarselsvegur

Helmsley Rievaulx Walk

A short walk in wooded valleys near Helmsley
walking (1/5)


A classic Lakeland walk taking you to the top of Helvellyn
walk (3/5)

Hobury Heath Crofton Wintersett

A nice summer evening ride around the south of Wakefield, on cycle tracks, bridleways and other paths.

Hollingsclough - Packhorse Hill

A walk from Hollingsclough to Packhorse Hill.

Hood Hill

A short walk to the summit of Hood Hill, an outlying hill in the Cleveland Hills, near Sutton Bank
Walking (2/5)

Horbury - Cleckheaton

Messing around on a bike on old railway lines, dog walkers paths and some cycletrack, exploring some of the old industrial areas from Ossett, Dewsbury and Batley.

Horbury - Denby - Emley

A road bike over some very hilly countryside in West Yorkshire

Horbury - Denby - Thornhill

A muddy mostly offroad ride on the network of muddy bridleways and tracks in the Netherton area. Good riding, don't ezpext to stay dry.

Horbury - Flockton - Kirkheaton - Mirfield

A long mostly offroad ride up to Emley Moor, and down towards Huddersfield

Horbury - Holmfirth - Huddersfield

A hilly afternoons road biking across the hills of West Yorkshire
cycling (3/5)

Horbury - Wakefield - Ackworth - Havercroft

A long ride using as much offroad as possible across the west Yorkshire coalfields to Ackworth and back

Horbury - Wrenthorpe - East Ardsley run

A big trail run, around the area to the north west of Wakefield, featuring as much offroad as possible

Horbury Alverthorpe Wakefield

An offroad route around the western edge of Wakefield, taking in some less well known semi rural bits.

Horbury Ardsley run

A half marathon distance on road. Fairly easy and dull, but street lights most of the way.

Horbury Batley Gomersal

A mostly offroad ride on various paths in the urban fringe of West Yorkshire

Horbury Bridge - Briestfield - Grange Moor

A very hilly but short road ride on minor roads in the area between Horbury Bridge, Grange Moor and Thornhill in West Yorkshire.

Horbury Bridge Run

A short run around Horbury Bridge.

Horbury Calder Canal Ride

A short but interesting ride along the river Calder to Wakefield, with lots of singletrack. Ideal foa night ride, or a short ride

Horbury Calder Night ride

A fairly easy night ride taking in some of the local interesting bit to ride in the dark

Horbury Canal Run

A run from Horbury along the Hebble and Calder Canal and back through Horbury Junction.
running (1/5)

Horbury Coxley Snow Ride

A short and snowy ride after a big dump of snow left the local area with 5-6 inches of snow

Horbury Coxley Woods

Some hacking around on bridleways and old industrial land to the south of Horbury.

Horbury Dewsbury

A quick hack around on the bike, from Horbury, along the canal to Dewsbury, and back along the canal.

Horbury Dewsbury Healy

A ride around dusk, with a spot of exploring old railway lines to add some more interesting places to ride

Horbury Dewsbury Night Ride

An easy ride along the Calder and Hebble Navigation between Horbury and Dewsbury

Horbury Dewsbury Road ride

A rather dull road ride on a horrid winter's evening.

Horbury Dewsbury Walk

A walk along the cana, and back via footpaths north of the River Calder

Horbury Emley Moor Kirkburton

A long ride mostly offroad around the southern part of West Yorkshire

Horbury Emley run

A long road and offroad route from Horbury to Emley

Horbury Gawthorpe

A run attemping to explore the valley north of gawthorpe, around the Leeds Country Way.

Horbury Healey Run

A cross country run from Horbury, along the Calder Canal, and back up the hill to Horbury

Horbury Heath

A flattish, near Half marathon route from Horbru out to Heath

Horbury Heath Run

A longish run out to Heath and back along the north and south sides of the Calder
running (2/5)

Horbury Junction

A short run around Horbury Bridge, towards the river Calder.

Horbury Lupset

A short run starting from the edge of Carr lodge park featuring as much offroad and paths as possible,

Horbury Middlestown Netherton

A quick and very muddy night ride to the osuth of the river Calder

Horbury Mirfield on canal

A ride along the canal past Ravensthorpe to Mirfield, onour first summer time but very rainy ride

Horbury Normanton

A long ride on roads and cycleways around the Wakefield area

Horbury Pontefract Castleford

A road bike ride around the great Wakefield area, with mostly roads and some cycletracks

Horbury Royston

A longish but not technical ride along the old Barnsley Canal, and back over Wooley Edge, featuring easy going riding along part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Horbury Thornhill

A hilly partially offroad route

Horbury Thornhill Dewsbury River Calder

A nice mid winter bit of hacking around offroad between Horbury, Thornhill and Dewsbury

Horbury to Manchester Airport

A little bit of snow turns a simple drive to the airport into an epic.

Horbury to Wakefield

A walk from Horbury to Wakefield along the river Calder, and then into Thorne Park.

Horbury to YSP

A long run to near the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Horbury Wakefield Heath

An evening ride along the river Calder, and then exploring some of the many paths and trails to the east of Wakefield. Suitable for less experienced riders.

Horbury Wakefield Heath

A gentle quick ride from Horbury around Wakefield, Heath and Sandale

Horbury Wakefield Leeds Bradford

A long canal ride, first to Wakefield then a long the trans pennine trail to Leeds, thence along the Leeds and Liverpool to Shipley and then to Bradford, Dewsbury and back.

Horbury Wakefield Normanton Newmillerdam

A long but fairly easy going ride part on road part offroad.

Horbury Wakefield river Calder

Easy offroad running along the Hebble and Calder canal and Calder river between Horbury and Wakefield
running (3/5)

Horbury Wakefield Road Ride

A quick early morning blast on the road bike to Wakefield on some fairly busy roads.

Horbury Wakefield Woolley

A ride around the Wakefield area, on the transpennine trail and various other on and offroad routes in the area..

Horbury Wooley Newmillardam

A road/offroad route with lots of hills, of around half marathon distance

Horbury Woolley Seckar Woods

A long offroad ride on various small roads, tracks and bridleways to the south of Wakefield

How Stean Nidd Middlesmoor

A nice easy walk from How Stean, along the river Nidd and back to Middlesmore.

Howsham York Selby Ferrybridge Horbury

A road ride across the vale of York passing along the Solar Way, and the gentle plains of the vale of York

Huttons Ambo

A short walk around Huttons Ambo village, near Malton in the Howardian Hills
Walking (1/5)

Île de la Cité

A walk along the Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis and thence towards the Bastile.

Ingleborough via Ribblehead

An ascent of one of the Yorshire 3 Peaks from the north, in full winter conditions, with a night on the summit

Isibindi to Swaziland

A drive across the veldt from Isibindi to Swaziland

Jesmond Gateshead Run

An early morning run from Jesmond, down to the Quayside, across to Gateshead and back over the High Level bridge, and Exhibition Park

Jesmond Ouseburn Run

A run through Jesmond Dene, and on down Ouseburn and the Tyne, and back up through to Jesmond.

Johannesburg to Cathedral Peak

From near the airport, down the N3 to Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg mountains

Kepwick Ride

Some hacking around on the moors

Kikham Abbey - Huttons Ambo

A walk from Kirkham Abbey to Huttons Ambo.

Kinder Scout via Edale

Kinder Scout via Grindlebrook Clough, over the top to the Kinder Downfall, and back via Crowden Clough.

Kinghouse to Black Corries

The first part of a multiday backpacking expedition in the central Highlands from the A82 at Kinghouse to somewhere beyond Black Corries Lodge.

Kings Cross to Wakefield

National Express East Coast mainline from Kings Cross to Wakefield

Kleifarvatn and Seltún

A drive in the Reykjanes area to visit the geothermal area at Seltún and Krísuvik, and the dramatic lake of Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn and south coast

A driving tour of the dramatic south coast (Herdísarvík) of the Reykjanes area from Hafnarfjörður to kleifarvatn and on to Hveragerði and back to Reykjavik


Tracking a flight from Kalamata to Manchester.

Korcula mtb

MTB route around Korcula and the nearby hills

Korcula North Coast

A ride along the north coast of Korcula, and up over the hill, before a lovely offroad return. A mix of offroad and road

Lago di Garda, Idro, Ledro Drive

A drive from Salo to Riva del Garda and back via some hair raising mountain roads, three lakes, wonderful alpine valleys and mountains, and a classic lakeside road.

Langdale End

A walk around the wooded valleys of Langdale End, in the south east of the North York Moors National Park

langham run

A nice little cross country run from Langham in Rutland

Lathkill and Bradford Dale

A walk from Over Haddon up Lathkill Dale, and back down the river Bradford to Alport, along pleasant valley and upland paths.
walking (3/5)

LBA to Belice, (Krakow, Poland)

Test data for logging flights

Leeds Country Way - Thornbury to Golden Acre

An attempt to follow the western part of the Leeds Country Way (LCW) as a run. A few mistakes and wrong turns on the way, added a bit of extra distance.

Leeds Garforth Castleford

A mostly offorad route following cycletracks, old railways and canalside paths. Pretty flat and not difficult riding.

Leeds Via Methley

A long mostly offroad route on towpaths, bridleways and minor roads to the south of Leeds

Leeds Weatherby York

An offroad ride from Leeds to York via Weatherby making use of lot of offroad as far as possible

Levisham Station

A walk from Levisham Station via the Hole of Horum


A track of a flight from London Heathrow T5 to Houston IAH airport, going via the northern route over Greenland and Great Lakes.


Flight BA1394 from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Manchester Airport.

Lilla Cross

A long walk across the North York Moors from Harwood Dale to Lilla Cross
Walking (3/5)

Litton Dale

A short walk around Litton Dale, from Litton, past Peter's stone, featuring part of the 'Litton Trail' leaflet.

London South Bank

A walk from London Bridge Station to Charing Cross, passing some of the many sights to see on the south bank of the Thames.

Long Mynd

A short but steep exploration of the western side of the Long Mynd Hills

Lost Valley

A walk up into the Lost Valley, a hanging valley in Glencoe.

Malham Tarn

A walk around the 'back' of Malham Tarn

Malpas Bickerton Shocklach

Nice easy gentle riding in Cheshire's Border Country, passing through Nomans Heath, Bickerton, Tilston, Shocklach


A partial track of a flight between T3 Manchester airport and Heathrow Terminal 5, with a the usual loitering in a stack waiting to land at Heathrow.

Manchester to Bergamo

GPS track from Manchester to Bergamo recorded with SportsDo

Manchester to Glasgow

First sector of Iceland Air FI436 Manchester to Keflavik via Glasgow.

Manchester to Kalamata

GPS track of a flight to Kalamata from Manchester. Big gaps, but an interesting track as the plane does an approach into KLX

Manchester to Malta (partial log)

Part of a commercial flight to Malta, showing the flight over the Med, and the approach in to Malta

Manifold Trail

A trip up and down the Manifold trail, a pleasant cycle traffic free route along an old railway in the White Peak

Marathon to Panther Junction

The scenic approach to Big Bend National Park from US 90 east of Marathon. West Texas at it's finest!


A short walk along Marske Beck, though woods, and onto the edge of the moors, and back down into the valley
Walking (1/5)

Mary Towneley Loop

The classic, very difficult but rewarding offroad route around the Pennines, using the Pennine Bridleway

Mastiles Lane

An offroad ride to the east of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Mdina Sightseeing

Sightseeing around the small historic walled city of Mdina, the 'silient city' and Rabat, Malta.

Mdina, Dingli, Maltese Interior

A drive around the interior of Malta, visiting the walled city of Mdina, and Dingli Cliffs, the Victoria Lines, and other places away from the coast.

Medalfellsvatn Þingvellir Reykjavik

A drive around the area to the north of Reykavik. Big landscapes and empty roads on the drive to Þingvellir (Thingvellir), and views of mountains and volcanoes.

Middlesborough Transporter Bridge

A diversion off the A19 to visit the Middlesborough Transporter Bridge, one of the few transporter bridges in the world.


A walk along the upper River Nidd below upper reservoir, and back to the start via the pretty village of Middlesmoor.
Walking (2/5)

Middlesmoor & ScarHouse Nidderdale

A walk around upper Nidderdale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

Middlestown to Briestfield

A walk across the hilly valley near Dewsbury, with a mixture of roads, fields and tracks.

Midgley Monster

A nice long offroad run on a summer's evening from Horbury, up to Midgley and back via Coxley Woods.

Millers Dale Chee Dale

A hilly walk in the Peak District, from Millers Dale to Blackwell, then across Chee Dale, and back along the north side of the river via Wormhill,


A short walk in the Yorkshire Wolds starting from Pocklington

Moel Siabod

A walk up Carnedd Moel-siabod on the track from Plas y Brenin, with a return via the ridge of Moel Siabod.

Monday Madness

A long ride in the dark along the Calder canal out to Heath and back

Monsal Trail

Millers Dale, Wye Dale, and back to Haddon Station, taking in the best bits of the Monsal Trail including the newly reopened tunnels.

Montmartre By Night

A walk around the back streets of Monmartre avoiding the crowds.

Montmartre Walk

A walk around the backstreets of Montmartre, passing some of the many famous locations / Une promenade autour des rues de Montmartre.

Motswari Evening Game Drive 1st Sept

A game drive from Motswari Lodge in the Timbavati, featuring elephant and a leopard

Motswari Evening Game Drive 31st Aug

An evening game drive from Motswari Lodge in the Timavati Private Game Reserve, in the great Kruger National Park

Motswari Morning Game Drive 1st Sept

A morning game drive from Motswari Lodge in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Motswari to Johannesburg

Driving from Motswari Lodge, on the Timbavati to Johannesburg to catch a flight back to the UK


A walk up on to the moors above Muker with plenty of interest along the way
walking (3/5)

Navigation Inn to Healey on Calder and Hebble

A paddle from the Navigation Inn in Horbury Junction, along the Calder and Hebble Canal and back along the river calder

Neptune's Pool

A walk along the river to Neptunes Pool, in the Cathedral Peak area in the KZN Drakensburg mountains
hiking (2/5)

Newcastle to Paris CDG

GPS trace of an Easyjet flight from Newcastle to Paris CDG 2.

Nidderdale MTB

A rocky, hilly difficult route in the upper Nidderdale valley

North York Moors Coast

A tour of the North York Moors coast, including visits to Staithes, Runswick Bay and Whitby

Osset Ardsley

A mostly onroad bike ride exploring some of the bits of bridleway between Osset and Ardsley, in the rhubard triangle area of West Yorkshire.

Ossett Spa Run

A short run to Ossett Spa.

Paris Seine Walk

A long walk taking in the Left Bank, Louvre, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and finally the Trocadéro.

Peak Forest - Edale - Hathersage

A brutally hilly ride on the northern edge of the White Peak, featuring some tough climbs
cycling (3/5)

Pen y Ghent

The easy way up one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, starting from a remote road above Horton in Ribblesdale
Walking (2/5)

Pianello MTB 2

A waymarked mountain bike route near Calgi, La Marche

Pickering to Grosmont on the NYMR

A trip on a steam train from Pickering to Grosmont


A walk around the famous ruins of Pompeii, visiting most of the interesting bits


A nice short mountain bike route, along the river Ouse

Porth Dinllaen

An easy walk around the headland of Porth Dinllaen, on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales


A walk around Portmerion, a pretty village famous for it's connection with the Prisoner TV series.


A ride around Ravenscar and Robin Hoods Bay, in the North Yorkshire Moors

Ravenscar to Scarborough

Ravenscar to Scarborough on the Cleveland Way. Spectacular clifftop views, and some hard hilly walking

Red Pike and Scale Force

A walk by the shores of Crumock Water, to Scale Force, and then to the top of Red Pike, in the Buttermere area of the Laks
Walking (3/5)

Riding the Ridges

A hilly ride around the boundary between the Cheshire plain and the western edge of the Peak District.

River to Ridge

A enjoyable and easy route on quiet country roads in Cheshire, from the river Dee to Peckforton Mills and back
Cycling (1/5)

Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar

Along the beach to Ravenscar, and back along the cliffs past Boggle Hole to the village.

Robin Hoods Bay to Scarborough

A bike ride along the old railway from Whitby to Scarborough , starting from Robin Hoods Bay
cycling (2/5)

Roseberry Topping

A walk from Great Ayton to Roseberry Topping, and along to Captain Cook's Memorial
walking (2/5)

Rosedale easy walk

A pleasant easy walk in the beautiful central part of the Moors
walking (3/5)

Rudston to Boynton

A walk from Rudston to Boynton passing the monolith at Rudson, and the interesting ruined tower at Carnaby Temple, in the Northern part of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Runswick Bay to Staithes

An easy going part of the Cleveland Way between Runswick Bay and Staithes, two very pretty villages on the coast
walking (1/5)

Rutland Water

A circular bike ride around Rutland Water in Leicestershire along cycle paths and quiet roads, ideal for begineers and family outings.

Santa Elena Canyon Paddle

A paddle up the Rio Grande to Fern Canyon, and back with Big Bend River Tours

Scarborough wander

A wander around Scarborough's harbour area and the old town

Shawu Evening Game drive 27th August

A gamr drive at Camp Shawu, in the Kruger National Park

Shawu Morning Game Drive 27th Aug

A game drive from Camp Shawu, in the Kruger National Park

Shawu Morning Game drive 28th August

A game drive from Camp Shawu, in the Kruger National Park

Shepley 6 Lanes End

A hilly on and road road run up to six lanes end

Shepley Dash

The classic lunch time pain fest. Woods, hills and roads.

Shepley Shelley Road Loop

A hilly road loop at lunchtime. Hills, more hills and even more hills.

Simons Seat

A walk in Upper Wharfedale to the top of Simons Seat

Sinnington Woods

A walk along the river through the woods on the south of the Moors
walking (2/5)

Sinnington Woods Bike Ride

A short but intense ride around Sinngton Woods, and Appleton-le-Moors

Sirmione and Lago Garda

A trip on the ferry to Sirmione on Lake Garda, and back visiting the various historical buildings on the peninsula

Snickelways of York

A walk around the back streets and alleys of York, inspired by the book in 'A walk around the Snickelways of York' by Mark W. Jones.

Snowdon Horseshoe

Snowdon via the Miner's track, with a circuit of Glaslyn via the secondary peak Y Lliwedd.

Snowdon via Llanberis Path

A hard route with a huge climb up to the highest point in Snowdonia National Park.

Snowdon via Miners Track and Llanberis Path

A road ride on the A5, followed by the classic route over Snowdon via the Miners and Llanberis path, and then back to Bangor, done a long time ago on a mountain bike, when this was still allowed.

Sorrento - Sant'Agata

A pleasnt but hilly walk to Sant'Agata sui due Golfi and back down the hill through fields and citrus groves

Spurn Point

A trip across Holderness out to Spurn Point, and a walk around the point in lovely sunny weather.

Spurn Point

A visit to the sand spit of Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber estuary

St. Hilarion mountain drive

A drive in the mountains of northern Cyprus to the ruined castle of St. Hilarion, and then along the ridge of the mountains

St. Pancras to Gare du Nord

A journey on the Eurostar on the new HS1 (High Speed 1) line from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord

Stainland Trail 10 K

A hilly mostly offroad trail race on the edge of the Pennines, which loops around a steep side wooded valley near Halifax

Staithes to Saltburn on Cleveland Way

Walking from Staithes to Saltburn along the cliffs past Skinningrove on the Cleveland Way


A flight from Stansted in England, to Keflavik in Iceland, on Iceland Express

Stony Cliffe and Coxley Woods

A walk around Stony Cliffe and Coxley Woods, near Netherton, West Yorkshire.

Stoupe Bank to Robin Hoods Bay

A short walk from Stoupe Bank to Robin Hoods Bay, along the cliffs and back along the beach. An ideal way to explore Robin Hoods Bay and avoid the traffic and parking difficulties of Robin Hoods Bay.

Stoupe Brow to Robin Hoods Bay

A walk fro Stoupe Brow to Robin Hoods Bay

Sutton Bank Gormire walk

A walk from Sutton Bank to Gormine lake and back

Swaziland to Kruger National Park

A drive across the mountains of northern Swaziland, and into the Kruger National Park via the Crocodile Bridge Gate

Talland Bay Figure 8

A hilly route running route, also ideal for a walk, covering Polpero and Talland Bay with cliff paths and quiet lanes

Teggs Nose Macclesfield Forest

A hard on-and-off road to the east of Macclesfield, with lots of hills. Based on the leaflet published by Cheshire County Council called 'Grit and Gears'.


A mountain bike route in the Howardian Hills

test flight data

Uploaded route from GPX file flight 1.gpx by ExpertGPS 2.4.2

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

A recording of my first ever marathon, the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, which follows a loop loop from York to Stamford Bridge
running (4/5)

The Strines

A drive along a narrow scenic and twisty road over the edge of the Peak District


A short walk in the Yorkshire Wolds by Thixendale
Walking (1/5)

Thornhill Dewsbury

Messing around on the hilly, muddy and very fun hill above Dewsbury Golf course. Hard work on the hills and muddy bits, but great fun.

Thornhill Dewsbury Night Ride

Hacking around my favourite local riding spot with the added thrill of going downhill in the dark

Tideswell - Castleton - Bradwell

A tough offroad route to Castleton, via Cavedale, and back via Bradwell.

Tideswell - Littondale

A short walk from Tideswell, down Tideswell Dale, and back via Litton Mill and Litton
Walking (2/5)

Tideswell - Monksdale

A walk from Tideswell, to Millers dale, and back up through the narrow and tricky path through Monksdale.

Tideswell - Monsal - Cressbrook

A walk from Tideswell, up over the hill to Brushfield, and thence to Monsal Head, before returning via Cressbrook
walking (3/5)

Tideswell - Wheston- Limestone Trail

A short walk from Tideswell to Wheston and part of the limestone trail

Tideswell Bimble

A short and easy, and fairly flay, by Peak District standards ride
cycling (1/5)

Tideswell Litton Cressbrook

A walk from Tideswell to Litton and on to Cressbrook, and back via Litton Mill. Fairly easy walking in a mix of fields, roads and woods.

Tideswell Litton Litton Slack Wheston

A short but intensly hilly ride around Tideswell

Tideswell Millersdale MTB

A short hack around Tideswell, with a lovely descent into Millers Dale

Tideswell Monksdale Run

A mostly offroad run through the rocky and tricky depths of Monksdale

Tideswell Monsal Trail Bakewell

Mostly offroad on Pennine Bridleway then the Monsal Trail, including the tunnels, to Bakewell and back over High Rakes and then Litton.

Tideswell Taddington Cressbrook

A hilly and technical route starting from Tidewell in the White Peak. Plenty to challenge riderts who like it difficult

Tideswell Wheston

A short mountain bike route around Tideswell.

Tideswell Wormhill Chee Dale

A walk from Tideswell to Wormhill, and down into Chee Dale, before returning via Millers Dale.

Tidza Eyam Great Hucklow

a quick blast on the road bike over some local hills

Town Moor

A run around the Town Moor in Newcastle.

Trollers Gill

A walk in the upper Wharfedale valley passing through the narrow confines of Trollers Gill, a gorge said to be haunted by a giant black dog

Troutsdale Dalby

A shortish mountain bike ride on forest tracks in Wykeham and Dalby Forest. Not particulary technical, but muddy in winter conditions.

Tryfan North Ridge

A popular classic scramble in Snowdonia
scrambling (4/5)

Tryfan via Heather Terrace

An ascent of Tryfan by the relatively easy Heather Terrace path on the east side of Tryfan, and a descent to Idwal Cottage

Uisge Labhair to Corrour station

The final part of a multiday backpacking expedition in the Highlands, with the walk back to Corrour station
walking (2/5)


A walk around the historic city centre of Urbino, one of the centres of the Italian renaissance.


Sightseeing in Venice on foot and by boat, starting from Piazza San Marco, and visiting many of the usual tourist haunts.

Vesuvius Summit by bus and walking

A trip up to the top car park, and then to the crater rim on foot, on the world's most famous volcano

Vigla Chrani

A short walk up from Chrani to visit the old ruined village of Vigla and it's amazing views and pretty churches
Hiking (2/5)

Wakefield Castleford Loop

An attempt to explore along the River Calder navigation to Castleford and back along bits of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Wakefield to Sheffield on TPT

From wakefield along the transpennine trail, and NCN 67, to Meadowhall, and into Sheffield on NCN6.

Walton to Shafton

A ride along the old Barnsley Canal to Shafton, and back via havercroft. Easy mountain biking.


A long, and hilly ride in the Yorkshire Wolds, crossing a landscape more like the southern downs than Yorkshire.

West of Big Bend National Park

A driving tour from Panther Junction, to Santa Elena Canyon, and then up the Old Maverick Road to Study Butte and Terlingua and back to Panther Creek


A winter hack around in the Yorkshire Wolds

Whitby - Pier to Pier

A short walking around the harbour and out onto the east and west peirs in Whitby

Whitby Boat Trip

A boat trip from Whitbey harbour, and out into the bay and back on an old lifeboat

Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay

A walk along the Cleveland Way from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay along a clifftop path.

Whitby to Sandsend

A walk from Whitby to Sandsend on the beach, and back along the Cleveland Way.

Whitby Wanderings

A walk around the backstreets of Whitby and down the Esk Valley to Ruswarp.

Wintersett - Cold Hiendley

A wintery Pre-Christmas walk around in the snow in Haw Park and Angler's Country Park
Walking (1/5)

Wolds MTB ride

An offroad ride around the hills and dales of the Northern Yorkshire Wolds

wooley wooley newmillerdam

Another variation on the theme of half marathon distances from Horbury with hills
running (3/5)

Y Garn

A quick walk up to Y Garn, and a visit to the wonderful shores of Llyn Idwal.
Walking (3/5)

Yet more Coxley Woods

A night ride around Coxley woods, with a slight variation on previous rides, taking in an easier way around Coxley Woods.

York - and point to west

A short ride idea for a quick ride after work. Did as the first night ride of the season.

York - Beverley - Hornsea

An epic ride, mostly on roads and cycle tracks, going from York to the coast at Hornsea, via Pocklington.
cycling (5/5)

York - Long Marston

A ride from the outside of York to near Long Marston. Used as a test for and a bluetooth GPS.

York - Stockton - Haxby

A quick after work bike ride around the area to the west of York

York - Thorpe Arch

A bike ride out from York to near Thorpe Arch, across gently rolling countryside.

York Cycle Routes

An easy going bimble around a few of York's cycle paths, starting from the north, and heading down the river Ouse

York Overton Haxby Clifton

A short afterwork ride heading north from York to Overton and back around through Haxby, New Earswick, and finally the riverside cycle path

York River Walk

A short walk along the river Ouse through the centre of York.

York riverside skate

A easy skate along the river Ouse in central York.

York Strensall Haxby

A short afterwork bike ride to the north of York

York to Buttercrambe Bike

Bike ride to the west of York around quiet lanes

York to Middlesbrough

A part onroad part offroad ride from York to Middlesbrough, using part of NCN 66 with some additional offroad bits across the western North York Moors

York to Shipton

A short and flat cycling route to the North of York, starting from Rawcliff Bar Park and Ride.,

York Walls

A walk around the historic city walls of York

York Walls Walk

Uploaded route from GPX file sportsdo walk - 23 jul 10_01 york walls.gpx by Sportsdo Limited

Yorkshire Half Marathon

The Sheffield Half Marathon, reborn as the Yorkshire Half marathon. City centre to Dore and back again
running (3/5)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A short walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, visiting some of the current exhibitions by Peter Randall Page and Grayson Perry

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Barnsley.

Zulu Homestead Visit

A drive around a private game reserve, followed by crossing the Buffalo river to walk up to a zulu homestead to visit the Sangoma


Collections are several routes linked by a common theme.

African safaris

Trips to see wildlife in Africa

Big Bend National Park

A trip to Big Bend National Park in West Texas in spring.

Bingley to York.

A long offroad ride along the canal to Leeds and thence to York. This collection contains the actual route, and a cleaned up version to download to a GPS.

Bob Graham Round Relay

Legs from an attempt to get around the famous classic in thr Lake District. As it happened foul weather stopped our attempt after the first two.

C2C - Workington to Tynemouth

An account of riding the C2C cycle route, from Workington to Tyne Mouth in one day, with descriptions of features along the way

Cathedral Peak

Various walks around the Cathedral Peak Hotel, in the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg

Central Highland Backpacking

A backpacking expedition in the late 1980s in the central part of the highland in harsh winter conditions, with ascends of several winter Munros

Cleveland Way Walks

Walks on the Cleveland way long distance footpath, particularly the coastal part. Most of the coastal part is covered.

Dalby Forest

Routes in Dalby forest, including the new man made trails

Dylan's Trail Runs

Some offroad runs of varying length and difficulty

Getting Medieval

Walking tours around medieval cities in Europe.

Historic Houses

Various English Stately Homes, and walks around the grounds of these places.

Hope Valley and Edale

Walks in the Hope Valley and Edale Valley, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor

Horbury Halfs

A series of runs around about the half marathon distance done as practice for the Yorkshire Half Marathon

Horbury Runs

A collection of 5-10 mile offroad runs around Horbury, starting from Carr Lodge park

Howsham Mill

Various rides and walks on the theme of visiting Howsham Mill, a watermill currently being restored to life

Iceland 2009

Doing the tourist thing in Iceland in March 2009, with visits to some of the classic sights.

Iceland 2010

A mid winter trip to the wonders of Iceland.

Italian Lakes

Some trips around the Italian lakes, in the summer of 2009


Various trips around Malta in the summer of 2009

Monsal Trail

Walks along the Monsal Trail, an old railway line converted to a multi-use trail, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Munros and big hills

Walks on mountains over 3000 feet in the UK, suitable for experienced hillwalkers

Naples area, Italy 2010

A week in the Sorrento spring extended by a few days by volcanic ash

Nidderdale AONB

Walks and bike rides in Nidderdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the wild and uncrowded eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

North York Moors walks

A collection of walks in and around the North York Moors National Park

Paris: Oh la la

Trips around the City of light, from the well known places everyone has seen, to the more obscure. Feel free to add more routes.


Routes that come close, and even cross the line between walking and climbing. Not for the inexperienced or the easily scared. Showcase

Routes showing some of the variety of activies and places on this website. Contact me if you'd like your route added to this collection.

Shepley Lunch Runs

A collection of short runs ideal for a quick blast.

Snow Biking

Riding a bike in the snow and cold. Possibly insane, but fun all the same. Add in some darkness to make it even better.

Snowdonia Summits

Walks and scrambles in Snowdonia, North Wales

South African Road Trip

Driving from Johannesburg to the Drakensberg, the Kwzulu Natal Battlefields, Swaziland, Kruger National Park, and the Timbavati game reserve and back to Jo'burg.

Tideswell Short MTB rides

Short and not so short mountain bike rides from Tideswell, with the odd road bike ride for good measure.

Tideswell Walks

Walks from Tideswell village in the White Peak, in the England's Peak District.

Trans Pennine Trail

Various bike rides on the central part of the Trans Pennine Trail, which runs coast to coast, as well as from Leeds to Sheffield and beyond.

UK Snow 2010

Various ways of getting outside in the snowiest and coldest winter in the UK for 30 years. Just because it's snowed it doesn't mean the fun stuff has to stop.

Volcano Trips

Trips visiting volcanoes both active and inactive.

Welsh 3000ers by Mountain Bike

A 1987 attempt to ride all the Welsh 3000ers back before access restrictions made this impossible. Although we failed to do them all, we still managed Carnedd Llewelyn, Trfan and Snowdon.

Wild Camping

Various walks in the UK featuring wild camping in remote areas.

York Bike Rides

Various bike rides from York, and out to nearby places. Mostly road biking, as there are not many suitable offroad routes in the area

York Park and Ride

Bike ride around York, starting from one of the Park and Ride facilities on the outer ring road.

Yorkshire Walks

Short walks in Yorkshire


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