On Foot Through History and Place

A blog by Nick Burton, walking guide, author of Wainwright’s Way & other walking books

All Routes North provides unique guided walks and walking adventures across Northern England. With a passion for the great outdoors, a love of history and an exceptional knowledge of the North’s varied landscapes we aim to provide unforgettable walking experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

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2,500 Names. 2,500 Tragedies.

2,500 Names. 2,500 Tragedies.

I have known for some time that my great grandad, Andrew McDonough, who died in 1915, has his name recorded on the giant obelisk of the Helles Memorial, standing over 30 metres high and visible to passing ships sailing by the Gallipoli Peninsula in modern day Turkey....

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The Wharfedale Men Who Marched Away

The Wharfedale Men Who Marched Away

Upper Wharfedale is particularly special this time of year when jelly-legged lambs sway unsteadily in biting winds and the distinctive trills of the curlew, oystercatcher and lapwing make a welcome return to the riverside pastures. For the mid-week rambler the busy...

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