Pennine Way: Epilogue

Published 10 February 2016

Four years after finishing the Pennine Way, and many more since we’d last been there, we revisit old haunts and say hello again to an old friend.

Pennine Way Stage 20: Windy Gyle to Kirk Yetholm

Published 3 February 2016

The end is near. Kirk Yetholm is but a few more miles away. First though there’s the Cheviot to visit, the Hanging Stone to admire and a strange man to escape.

Pennine Way Stage 19: Byrness to Windy Gyle

Published 27 January 2016

After being thwarted at the last hurdle, we were back in Byrness and this time the weather wasn’t going to stop us getting to Barrowburn Farm on the penultimate day of our Pennine Way walk.

Pennine Way: Snowed In at Byrness

Published 20 January 2016

A day which should have been spent traversing the Cheviots and doing the final push to Kirk Yetholm, is instead spent looking at fallen snow and playing board games.

Pennine Way Stage 18: Bellingham to Byrness

Published 13 January 2016

Mist is filling the air, and rain is falling, as we head into one of the most remote parts of the Pennine Way. And all just in time for some extremely inclement weather.

Pennine Way Stage 17: Once Brewed to Bellingham

Published 6 January 2016

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. But despite the rain, two hikers head off Hadrian’s Wall, and out into the wilderness of Northumberland.

A Snowy Scene for Christmas (sort of)

Published 23 December 2015

Christmas is almost here, so let us celebrate with a photo of snow.

2015: A Year In Walking

Published 16 December 2015

It’s December and that can only mean one thing: the compulsory ‘review of the year’ post.

Pennine Way Stage 16: Greenhead to Once Brewed

Published 2 December 2015

A lie-in, the clocks going back, terrible service in a pub and pouring down rain can do little to spoil the fact that we’d made it to Hadrian’s Wall!

Pennine Way Stage 15: Slaggyford to Greenhead

Published 25 November 2015

Featureless moorland and muddy paths pave the way for a triumphant entry into one of the most famous areas of Roman Britain.

Pennine Way Stage 14: Garrigill to Slaggyford

Published 18 November 2015

If there is to be disappointment on any section of the Pennine Way it is likely to be found on this one. Or so said the guide book.

Pennine Way Stage 13: Dufton to Garrigill

Published 11 November 2015

A couple of years after last being there, there’s a return to Dufton, and a tour of snow covered hills with hidden radar stations, followed by a closed pub.

The Commando Memorial

Published 8 November 2015

In the highlands of Scotland stands a statue dedicated to the Commandos.

Pennine Way Stage 12: Middleton-in-Teesdale to Dufton

Published 4 November 2015

Water, waterfalls, moorland and a hidden gem nestling in the moorland near a firing range.

Pennine Way Stage 11: Tan Hill Inn to Middleton-in-Teesdale

Published 28 October 2015

With a heavy heart it’s time to depart the Tan Hill Inn, and head over the wild moorland of the North East.

The End

Published 25 October 2015

Wandering off onto the sand, it’s the last edition of The Weekly Photograph.

Pennine Way Stage 10: Hawes to Tan Hill Inn

Published 21 October 2015

A day of walking that’s basically a warm up to a visit to the best pub on the Pennine Way. And perhaps anywhere.

Old and decaying boats

Published 18 October 2015

Nothing ever lasts forever. Not even boats.

Pennine Way Stage 9: Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes

Published 14 October 2015

We enter caving country and traverse Roman Roads with views of mighty railway structures.


Published 11 October 2015

I would like to live in Sweden, when my work is done.