Longing for the Lakes

Published 26 April 2015

The urge and need to visit the Lakes again.

50 Years of the Pennine Way

Published 24 April 2015

Get out the party hats and balloons, for the Pennine Way is 50 years old.

Thames Path Stage 16: Culham to Oxford

Published 22 April 2015

A power station, lovely towns, brutally attacked picnic benches, graffiti and a seat of learning that just looks scruffy.

Soaring above the South Downs

Published 19 April 2015

The stunning sight of a paraglider on the South Downs.

Thames Path Stage 15: Cholsey to Culham

Published 15 April 2015

Snow everywhere, a town with few chain-stores, off along a diversion, a pub that wasn’t, and a race to the station.

At the start of the Clarendon Way

Published 12 April 2015

Whether you’re religious or not, starting at a cathedral certainly gives a sense of occassion.

Thames Path Stage 14: Tilehurst to Cholsey

Published 8 April 2015

Mud, barbed wire, pain, suffering and a pub lunch.

Thank You

Published 5 April 2015

Always nice to be thanked by a sign by the road.

Thames Path Stage 13: Henley-on-Thames to Tilehurst

Published 1 April 2015

Mud, mud, glorious mud. Nothing quite like it for soothing the blood.

Surprising things you see on a walk #5: a stash of road signs

Published 29 March 2015

On a bridleway in a tunnel in Norway, what else will you see than road signs.

Monkey Island: Thames Style

Published 25 March 2015

Just what do the Monkey Island computer games have to do with the Thames Path?

Surprising things you see on a walk #4: a scary stone monster

Published 22 March 2015

What’s that scary stone monster on the hillside?

Planning an East Highland Way walk

Published 18 March 2015

The perfect walk to explore the Highlands, whilst also avoiding the crowds.

Surprising things you see on a walk #3: someone encouraging you to cheat

Published 15 March 2015

Useful information targeted at walkers at a bus stop? That is most unexpected.

East Highland Way Day 6: Kincraig to Aviemore

Published 11 March 2015

Tree sculptures, a trek through forests, a bothy and people just everywhere as we arrive at Aviemore.

Surprising things you see on a walk #2: a graveyard

Published 8 March 2015

The long forgotten Old Barnes Cemetery lurks at the edge of a public footpath.

East Highland Way Day 5: Newtonmore to Kincraig

Published 4 March 2015

History, bird watching and a visit to a top 5 restaurant view in Europe.

Surprising things you see on a walk #1: a rocket

Published 1 March 2015

Oh, okay, of course it’s not a rocket. It’s far worse.

East Highland Way Day 4: Feagour to Newtonmore

Published 25 February 2015

From a waterfall, back to where we came from, and over the moors to the bright lights of Newtonmore.

Shadow pointing

Published 22 February 2015

Two people. One pointing at the other. In shadow.