A Monument to Summer Time

As British Summer Time ends, it’s time to admire a monument to someone who tried to make it all happen.

My favourite Lake District fell? How on earth do you decide?

I have a feeling that trying to do so, really is just the route to madness.

At the start of the Limestone Way

Just south of Castleton village, at the start of Cave Dale, the beginning of the Limestone Way is special alright.

The Walks

Walking is what it's all about. Well this site anyway.

So delve on in and read the journeys I've taken on various long distance routes in the United Kingdom, by selecting a walk below:

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The Mountains of Britain

Where are the mountains of Britain? It seemed like a good time to try and find out.

Three Men In a Boat (To Say Nothing of Another Writer Reading It For Bits He Could Quote In His Own Work)

Quotes from JK Jerome that I nearly used when writing up my own Thames Path journey. But ultimately didn’t.

Not in Fochabers

Today I was due to wake up in the village of Fochabers, in the north of Scotland. With some friends, we’d breakfast then head out to walk our second day on the Speyside Way. Disappointingly it was not to be.

How now brown cow

It’s been six years to the day since I saw this cow.

The trail in a tunnel

Trails on old railway lines often go a bit haywire when they reach an old tunnel. Not so the Monsal Trail, which the White to Dark follows in part.

A face in the rocks

A pre-lockdown smile on a family outing.

The autumnal colours of Borrowdale

Browns, rusts, golds and more. In the right place, autumn looks amazing.

Planning a Trip

Fancy walking one of Britain's long distance routes? Check out our guides for helpful advice and information

My Books

Don't want to read on the website? Well fear not dear reader, for you can buy books covering the tales of several of my walks.


One of the best things about walking is all the great views you get to see. So why not head off on a photographic tour of the walks I've been on?


Waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.

About Rambling Man

Across Britain are a network of long distance footpaths and trails. Rambling Man is a website dedicated to telling the tales of one Andrew Bowden as he walks some of those paths.

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