Pennine Way Stage 6: Earby to Gargrave

Published 27 May 2015

Grassy fields, canals and farmland? Is this really the Pennine Way?

Pub Food

Published 24 May 2015

Just what you want to see when its lunchtime and you’re out walking.

Pennine Way Stage 5: Ponden to Earby

Published 21 May 2015

Ponden is left behind for a journey over the moors, past a pub that is no more, and along a highly ‘dangerous’ old railway line.

Pennine Way Stage 4: Hebden Bridge to Ponden

Published 19 May 2015

The wild moorland throws up some surprises in the form of a mecca for Japanese tourists who have all come to see a place that certainly isn’t Wuthering Heights.

At the top of a fell, and this time wide awake

Published 17 May 2015

My son reaches a hill summit without being asleep.

Pennine Way Stage 3: Diggle to Hebden Bridge

Published 13 May 2015

The rain is coming down, providing the perfect look for a trip across stone-topped moors, over the M62 and up to Stoodley Pike.


Published 10 May 2015

Idyllic bothy on the banks of Loch Lomond, on the West Highland Way.

Pennine Way Stage 2: Crowden to Diggle

Published 6 May 2015

Sherpas carry some luggage as the trail heads over to a morass of peaty pools, and past a famous snack van.

A field of yellow

Published 3 May 2015

The rape plant is distinctive on the landscape, and cracking on the plate too.

Pennine Way Stage 1: Edale to Crowden

Published 30 April 2015

From the Old Nags Head in Edale, the Pennine Way heads over to a place of walking history, and some big stones.

See You In Kirk Yetholm

Published 30 April 2015

For over 60 years walkers have been drawn to the Pennine Way’s journey across wild and empty moorland, murky bogs, cloud covered summits and endless rain. Yet somehow it has a hypnotic charm that persuades people to walk it, even if they never intended to do so.

Pennine Way Introduction

Published 28 April 2015

Starting a journey across the backbone of Britain.

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.