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The Big Walk: Ullswater Way

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Words by Mark Rowe, photography by Steve Morgan A quick swig from the water bottle, then a modest zig-zag up and over boulders and turf, and I'm there. Standing on top of Airy Crag, the 481m summit of Gowbarrow Fell, I’m repaid...

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The Big Walk: Treasure island

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  By: Mark Rowe, photography by Ross Woodhall. Sir John Betjeman once described the western part of the Isle of Wight as ‘an earthquake poised in mid-explosion’. Standing above the Needles, the incisor-shaped chalk pinnacles that punch up from the Solent on...

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The Big Walk: Exploring Poldark Country

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Words by Mark Rowe and photography by Steve Morgan Sitting under a palm tree, I watch a heron shrug its shoulders and flap its way across the mudflats. Kernels from a Monterrey pine lie at my feet. I’m in Devoran, a...

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Big walk: GM Ringway

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Words by Mark Rowe I Photography by Steve Morgan    Mark heading for Mellor Moor, with Stockport and Manchester in the distance. In the depths of December, when the mist is down, the wind up, Winter Hill must be well named. But on a...

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The Big Walk: More Moor

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Words by Mark Rowe and photography by Steve Morgan   How do you feel when you start a long-distance walk? Eager? Full of anticipation? As I stand on the shores of Wembury in south Devon, I feel both emotions, but I also...

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Step Change

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WORDS MARK ROWE | ILLUSTRATION KERRY HYNDMAN   Walking, as we all know, can be a cure for many ills: it can lift the soul on both a cloudy day and a clouded mind. It can also make a difference in many...

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All Points West - The Coleridge Way

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Words by Mark Rowe, photography by Steve Morgan When I was 17 and revising for my English A-Level I did something decidedly un-cool. In search of inspiration I headed for the Lake District with an anthology of Romantic poetry in my backpack....

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Connecting the coast

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Words Mark Rowe | Illustration Stephen Millership As islanders, we are almost hypnotically drawn to our coast. So the news that the England Coast Path – the landmark trail tracing the nation’s entire coastline – is on track to be completed,...

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Walk through the front line of WWI

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‘All the hills and vales along / Earth is bursting into song,’ wrote the war poet Charles Hamilton Sorley. ‘And the singers are the chaps / who are going to die perhaps...’ Sorley’s poetry comes to mind as I walk...

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Walking the Hebridean Way

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WORDS Mark Rowe | PHOTOGRAPHY Steve Morgan    You can easily feel quite lonely, quite quickly, in the Outer Hebrides. On balance, I find this a positive experience. I've walked for barely 15 minutes from Leverburgh, landfall for ferries on the southern coast of Harris,...

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