Updating the Planning a Walk section for 2016

Published 19 October 2016

Links, buses, pubs, shops and more; everything gets a full check in the annual review of the Rambling Man ‘Planning a Walk’ section.

The Coast to Coast National Trail

Published 12 October 2016

There’s a campaign to upgrade the Coast to Coast to National Trail status, and it probably can’t come too soon.

The Trespass Trail (Part 2)

Published 5 October 2016

In part two of my journey along the Trespass Trail, I leave the sides of Kinder and head back to New Mills in order to be collared by the law.

The Trespass Trail (Part 1)

Published 28 September 2016

The Kinder Trespass has, over the years, obtained near mythical status. And there’s now a walking route to celebrate it all. Naturally I had to go for a walk.

Is it safe to walk alone? (The answer is yes!)

Published 21 September 2016

It’s a question that gets asked a lot. Is it safe to go walking on your own? The answer is an absolute emphatic yes!

Who would sit on a bench like this?

Published 14 September 2016

Sometimes you just want to rest on a bench. But are all benches actually designed for sitting on?

At the start of the Pennine Way

Published 7 September 2016

What will greet you when you arrive at the start of the Pennine Way in Edale.

The Rambling Man Summer Break

Published 20 July 2016

There’s not going to be much happening here over the summer of 2016, and this is why…

Rambling Man Walks the London LOOP

Published 13 July 2016

There was beauty to be find in the boundaries of the capital, of that I was sure. So I set off to find it by walking the LOOP. Along the way I found London really was hiding some wonderful gems.

Planning a London LOOP walk

Published 6 July 2016

Get prepared for your own journey around the edge of Greater London.

London LOOP Gallery

Published 29 June 2016

What an orbital walk around the capital of the UK looks like.

London LOOP Epilogue – Farewell London

Published 22 June 2016

The LOOP is done, and it’s time for this walker to head home. A new home. A new home not in London.

London LOOP Stage 13 Part 2: Rainham to Purfleet

Published 15 June 2016

It’s the last few miles along the Thames, passed industry, concrete barges and a former landfill site.

London LOOP Stage 13 Part 1: Harold Wood to Rainham

Published 8 June 2016

It’s the final section of the LOOP, as the walk goes through forestry land, the Ingrebourne Valley and Hornchurch Country Park towards Rainham,

Aching feet

Published 1 June 2016

If you see someone hobbling down the street, it might be be after a recent trip on the Trespass Trail.

London LOOP Stage 12: Chigwell to Harold Wood

Published 25 May 2016

An absolutely enchanting day of walking, with woodland, fake kites and even urban deer.

Beware the flying sausage

Published 18 May 2016

A walk on the London LOOP gives an excuse to pay homage to Grange Hill.

London LOOP Stage 11: Enfield to Chigwell

Published 11 May 2016

Through Epping Forest and driving rain, the LOOP continues on its journey around London, finding time to take in sights as an old hunting lodge, and an absence of public houses.

London LOOP Stage 10: High Barnet to Enfield

Published 4 May 2016

With the initial mud giving way to lovely country parks, farmland and Cockfosters, the LOOP is back at its best once more.

Another 15 Things You’ll Never Forget About Walking the Pennine Way

Published 27 April 2016

Because the Pennine Way is an amazing walk, and this is a list of reasons why.