For many of us who like hillwalking in Britain, the Lake District holds a special place in our hearts and hiking diaries. And being of a Northern character, you’ll find MAS northern meets often take us there.
But those who live and work in the Lake District National Park know it to be much more than meets the general walker’s or tourist’s eye. And, for those who’ve never visited, there’s much more than scenic beauty. Being awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status in 2017, cements the cultural significance of its landscape.
Have a listen and a look: Northern poet, Tony Walsh’s ‘Reflecting on the Lakes’.
Every walker and hiker knows that no matter how physically fit they are, if the boot doesn’t fit they’ll end up with the discomfort of soggy socks, and the pain of squelchy blisters, sore toes and even an ankle strain. Continue reading “These boots were made for walking”
Limestone pavements, pot holes, waterfalls, mountains, National trails. Every year, you’ll always find MAS Northern camping, walking and cycling in our beloved Yorkshire Dales National Park: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Austwick, Settle, Hawes, Leyburn.
But take a look at what Storm Ali has done to this waterfall in Cray: it’s sent it backwards and uphill!
Yes, MAS Northern does like to be beside the seaside too. This year’s North Yorkshire coast meet took us to High Straggleton Farm. Panoramic sea views, dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, abbeys and national walking trails. High Straggleton Farm had it all.
Sitting in an elevated position between Whitby and Sandsend with panoramic views of the North Sea and surrounding countryside, it was perfect for dramatic cliff walking along the gorgeous Cleveland Way, for enjoying a sandy beach day and exploring the sights of Whitby. Continue reading “Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors”