The ruined Bolton Priory on the Dales Way

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Enjoying the sun near the ruins

It’s summer. It may even be sunny right now. Although if you’re in Britain there’s a good chance it’s raining. At least, somewhere.

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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Red Pike (Wasdale)

A rather unmemorable fell, whose descent leads to a big dilemma.


A fantastic, pointed summit sticking out from the ridge.

Scoat Fell

Is it Great Scoat Fell? Little Scoat Fell? Or simply Scoat Fell? And why?


A trip up the Black Sail Pass to enjoy 892m high Pillar. In the cloud. Naturally.

To (Scafell) Pike or not to (Scafell) Pike

When it comes to names, Scafell won the battle a long time ago.


Finally visiting the second highest fell in England, eleven years after my first attempt.

Planning a Trip

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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.

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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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?


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