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Mark Rowe

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I grew up in the wilds of the Hertfordshire/ M25 border and to my parents' disbelief always preferred walking, wildlife and woods to football.   As well as writing for Walk, I write features on the great outdoors, the environment, climate change...

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Mammut Trovat Jacket

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+ Mammut describes the Trovat jacket as 'an ideal companion during the cold season'. Having obtained this jacket during a brief summer heatwave, we had to wait some time before properly road-testing it. In fact, it's so effective at retaining heat...

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Mark Rowe: Mortal man

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I guess the fact we had booked in for the night at the Mortal Man hotel in Troutbeck should have forewarned us to take a little more care that day. I should add that I don't hold anything against the...

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The etiquette of hello

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There's a lovely scene in Crocodile Dundee, where Paul Hogan leans out of a car window in Manhattan and exchanges greetings with a stereotypical business suit. "I'm in town for a couple of days, probably see ya around," he says...

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Go with the flow

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By Mark Rowe Brinkies Brae is a hill that looms up behind the Orcadian town of Stromness like an ocean wave. At its base, the town’s thick-set 18th-century houses are all but embedded in its granite. Steps have been cut up...

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Walk to the future

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By:Mark Rowe The global pandemic has underlined the importance of walking and accessing nature, raising some big questions – and unique opportunities. Mark Rowe considers the implications So then, how are your local walks going? Perhaps you live deep in the countryside...

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Walking the Beacons Way

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WORDS Mark Rowe | PHOTOGRAPHY Steve Morgan       A flock of goldfinches flits above the rowan trees that overhang the Afon Tawe, a river that clatters rather than babbles its way over the limestone rocks. Together with the freeze-frame heron on the riverbank...

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Mark Rowe: keeping the memory of Flanders Fields alive

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You can't beat a decent pint, or, since I was in Belgium at the time, a decent 330mls, after a day's walking. I'd been meandering around the battlefields of Flanders, outside Ypres. Hiking is too energetic and purposeful word for...

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My perfect day: Andrew Motion

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Where would you wake up on your perfect day? On the coast of Norfolk, sleeping out with the seals of Blakeney Point. My wife and I have had some very happy times together there. There’s a memory cake there for me...

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