Gritstone Trail: Day 1 – Disley to Tegg’s Nose

The first of three days spent in Gritstone country, with quarrying a plenty. Oh and a National Trust park, a giant pepperpot and a busy main road too.

At the end of the East Highland Way. And the start of the Speyside Way.

To Aviemore, where you’ll find a simple sign and a toilet block.

The problems with long distance walking when you have young children

Is there a reason I haven’t walked a particular trail? Yes, absolutely. But that’s no indication on the quality of the the trail.

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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At the end of the West Highland Way, and the start of the East Highland Way

The point at Fort William where two walking trails with similar names, meet and say hello to each other.

Up a hill with nowhere to go

Get to the top, and launch yourself off into the wind.

Miracle cream – the wonders of Ibuprofen Gel

The medicine always in my first aid kit. Well, almost always.

Pointless Wainwright bagging numbers

Random numbers put on a page, about Wainwrights, and all for no particularly good reason.

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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