Colin Speakman

11th October — A lovely weekend just passed at Malham Tarn FSC centre with fellow members of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, which included the annual AGM and awards event. Two grand circular walks in the immediate vicinity a great inspiration with wonderful mountain limestone features such as Gordale Scar and Malham Cove. No greater inspiration the Guild’s extra special Golden Eagle Award for lifetime achievements and contributions which this year went to my good friend Colin Speakman. Attributed to his name a multitude of important outdoor and heritage books along with pioneering initiatives, including founding the Dales Society, creating the Dales Way long distance path and championing public transport for walking.

Malham Cove teeming with climbers on the under-ledge and a constant flow of visitors loving the intimacy to this stunning dry Niagara

Published by markrichardswalking

An outdoor writer since my early twenties, with a passion for walking and linescape art, which quickly coalesed into the creation of practical guides exploring the remarkable landscapes and heritage of Britain.

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