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About Jude

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Jude promises not to steal your chips if you read his blogs about travelling around the UK and staying in Independent Hostels.
great outdoor awards

We’re happy to see a few familiar names on the shortlists. It is always a joy to see people showing the benefits of getting outside in the fresh air, the awards have highlighted some of the people who’ve been doing just that.

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The Great Outdoors Awards are here!

Norfolk at its best

We had a few days on the Broads ahead of us but before we climbed into canoes and set sail we visited The Old Red Lion in Castle Acre and we’re glad we did. The landscape of Norfolk is ancient and very different to the never ending hills of our base in the Peak District, but our wonderful host Alison made us feel right at home nonetheless.

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Castle acre through the garden

Celebrating the Year of the Rat at Clink 78

January has been an interesting month for me. The first day was spent in an Ecuadorian embassy and the last weekend in a London courthouse. Luckily for me I was free to leave at any time. Here’s how London celebrated Chinese New Year, as seen from our visit to the Clink Hostel.

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year of the rat celebrations in London

A Welsh weekend getaway

Read about Judes birthday get-away to the North Wales Coast. Traveling by public transport, camping lite with the aid of Platts Farm and with multiple sightings of a strangely familiar seagull. Jude gives the low down on great places to visit around Conway and Llandudno.

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Geocaching at Kettlewell

Yorkshire like a good deal of the countryside has plenty of caches to find. Kettlewell and the surrounding area is no different having plenty to crack on with.

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Above kettlewell