Published 27 April 2016
Because the Pennine Way is an amazing walk, and this is a list of reasons why.
Published 20 April 2016
After a morning of dreariness and despondency, the LOOP tries a little to make things interesting. But only a little.
Published 13 April 2016
The section of the London Outer Orbital Path with few redeeming features.
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.
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?
Published 23 March 2016
Who doesn’t love a good canal? The LOOP certainly did. And airports. And business parks too…
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.
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.
Published 2 March 2016
The LOOP offers Lake District diversions and a completely unexpected explosion of purple as it makes its way to Ewell.
Published 24 February 2016
Or, when going on a walk allows you to randomly discover something utterly magical that you wouldn’t otherwise have seen.
Published 17 February 2016
It’s easy to think of the Pennine Way as 268 miles of drudgery, yet there are some fine moments on the walk and some great memories. Memories such as these…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published 23 December 2015
Christmas is almost here, so let us celebrate with a photo of snow.
Published 16 December 2015
It’s December and that can only mean one thing: the compulsory ‘review of the year’ post.
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!