A view of Hay Buff - one of the Black Mountains.

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Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 4 (Part 2): The Black Mountains to Hay-on-Wye

Coming out of the cloud and into the views after leaving the Black Mountains

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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Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 4 (Part 1): Pandy to the Black Mountains

The Black Mountains. The high point of the Path. Literally.

Can’t see the apples for the trees

Row upon row upon row of apple trees.

Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 3 (Part 2): White Castle to Pandy

Muddy paths, hilly views and the best pub of the whole trip.

Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 3 (Part 1): Monmouth to White Castle

Leaving Monmouth down a watery lane, into a forest, and all the way to a White Castle.

The Rambling Man Trail Walking and Wainwright Bagging Review, 2023

It’s the end of the year, so time for the inevitable ‘what I did do’ review of 2023! WARNING. CONTAINS GRAPHS.

The increasing challenges with planning your own walk

In recent years, there’s been a couple of trends over time that make planning your own walk so much harder. Because facilities have been disappearing.

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.

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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