A morning view along the Hope Valley. Win and Lose Hills, with the bulk of Kinder Scout behind them can be seen.

The Outside Round

It was a dark and stormy night, and, shambling through the peak district hills came a band of runners.  Denizens of Alpkit and Outside, ambassadors from kit and clothing makers.  From the doors of the shop, for many an hour they ran … (editing Si: Okay, stop that now.  This Read more…

Race Day

Summer’s here, and with it comes fell racing season. All over the north bunches of enthusiasts scamper updownroundacross rough ground.  Very often on a midweek evening after work, then both days at the weekend. None of these events can work though without another bunch of enthusiasts behind the scenes.  Usually Read more…

Recipe: Alpha Rocks

An old favourite this, rich almond rock cakes, crispy outside, moist and crumbly inside.  Eaten warm with apricot jam they’re the most luscious comfort food.  A mug of hot chocolate or cocoa to wash it down with is indulgent, and good.  The cakes are also, if any last to become Read more…

Spring: run

A prologue, of sorts. In these interesting times, a vignette of memory from a couple of years ago. It would be wonderful to be as full of love and laughter as those two ladies who shared a good few years of life well lived. spacer Spring. Blackthorn in flower and Read more…