Dukesfield Arches to Devils water This was the seventh instalment in the Carpeway series of leadership events. Another of Ian Farrar’s intrepid adventures into the wilds of the North East.  Want to see places you’ve never been before? Check. Want to see places you’ll probably never see again. Check. Want to learn map reading? Errr,…

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The Way The first Carpeway gathering of 2020 was promoted as a gentle 5-mile walk. Actually, this was more like a 7-mile walk with a lot more uphills than downhills (weirdly!), lots of mud (and I mean lots!) and wild winds. So here we were, nine enthusiastic hikers. We were willing to brave whatever weather…

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Discovering Carpeway When I saw the LinkedIn post from Carpeway in October my interest was piqued. The photos showed a lovely team of people having fun in the outdoors. Yes, I thought, I would like to go for walking adventures with other likeminded people. I’ll sign up! The email came through – this month we’re…

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Lanchester This is my second Carpeway gathering, the first being the “pier to pier” walk back in July this year. I really enjoyed that walk, met some great people, enjoyed some very interesting conversations and topped it off with Fish and Chips at the end. This walk was around Lanchester, it was billed as a…

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It was going to be hard to beat Carpeway 1; everyone left Roseberry Topping with huge smiles and feeling so inspired. I was a little worried that with the standard set so high, I would always compare to the first event. Logistically, getting to this second meet up was a bit of a nightmare for…

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Where do I even start to tell you about the amazing day 11 of us had on our first Carpeway get together? We gathered around on a sunny car park in Great Ayton. When one of the guys turned up wearing a t-shirt that said “oeuf” on it (egg in French), I knew it was…

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