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.

London LOOP Stage 9 Part 2: Elstree to High Barnet

Published 20 April 2016

After a morning of dreariness and despondency, the LOOP tries a little to make things interesting. But only a little.

London LOOP Stage 9 Part 1: Hatch End to Elstree

Published 13 April 2016

The section of the London Outer Orbital Path with few redeeming features.

London LOOP Stage 8: Uxbridge to Hatch End

Published 6 April 2016

From canals to woodland, the LOOP shows a wide range of its attractions, and a provided a pub that was certainly a bit more specialised than some of the others it goes past.

The Thames Path: A better ending?

Published 30 March 2016

At its eastern end, the Thames Path National Trail finishes next to the mighty metallic wonder of the Thames Barrier, not far from Woolwich. But is there a better place that this mighty long distance trail to end?

London LOOP Stage 7: Hatton Cross to Uxbridge

Published 23 March 2016

Who doesn’t love a good canal? The LOOP certainly did. And airports. And business parks too…

London LOOP Stage 6: Kingston to Hatton Cross

Published 16 March 2016

The day starts with deer in the glorious Bushy Park, goes on to visit a cracking pub (and one less so), before finishing at the joy of a dual carriageway.

London LOOP Stage 5 Part 2: Ewell to Kingston-upon-Thames

Published 9 March 2016

It’s an afternoon mostly spent along one river, until arriving at a far bigger one in the bustling town of Kingston-upon-Thames.