Tag Archives: Pentland Hills

Around the reservoirs and beneath the hills

My brand new electronic pedometer requires me to go for a walk every day – what a hardship! It was gorgeously cold and sunny today, with cat ice on the reservoirs and a definite difference in temperature when you stepped … Continue reading

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Living in a variable climate

Saturday’s children needed sunglasses, waterproofs, wooly scarfs and finally, because there were three groups and the days are short now – torches. The kids in the third group thought it was a great adventure having to navigate the last couple … Continue reading

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OK – who changed stuff while I was away?

It’s been a few months… Or so… And I’ve just logged back into wordpress – having had to look up my password first – and discovered that it all looks and acts differently. It’s just taken me ten minutes to … Continue reading

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Another entry in my increasingly intermittent blog…

I blame the weather – yet another fine September weekend meant that I had to go out again. Quite a surprisingly large number of last year’s Bronze DofE group decided that they were brave enough to do Silver, so we … Continue reading

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twenty eight maps later my sharpie has run out…

We have our Bronze group out on the hills on Sunday and, as could be expected at the beginning of February, the weather forecast is wet and windy and cold… they have been told to wrap up well and bring … Continue reading

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all the stress is before the walk

We had our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group out this weekend, for their first proper walk – one that involved going up and down hills and following a map. Although the paths in the Pentlands are so clear, and signposted, … Continue reading

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and again but with Roman roads

Today I was planning to stay at home and do the stuff that needs to be done, like ironing (because there is always ironing) and cleaning Hairy’s room (in case a friend remembers that she said she’d visit in October) … Continue reading

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Today’s constitutional was a little more off-road

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even although we do the same walks every year, each one is different

My worst nightmare is turning up for a Duke of Edinburgh walk completely and utterly prepared, to find that something unpredictable, unpreparable-for and potentially walk-curtailing has happened. Today, in a very cold school playground, the BYM (big yellow minibus) wouldn't … Continue reading

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