To Walk Is To Live

Put your best foot forward, and enjoy your journey once more.

A lot of bottle

In my house there is a motley collection of metal water bottles. Well if you can call having three of them “a collection”.

Goyt Way (Part 2)

After a trip to the pub, it’s time to explore one of the highlights of the Goyt Way, and to walk along the canal to Whaley Bridge.

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:

More walks

Goyt Way (Part 1)

Walking through the Goyt Valley on the edge of Greater Manchester, from Compstall to Whaley Bridge, via a most excellent pub.

Less than three hours to Patterdale

When you live not far away, better make the most of it.

12 reasons you’ll never forget walking the Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way is a walking trail through Cumbria. And a walking trail through Cumbria is going to be a good one, isn’t it? Well, the answer is ‘yes, it is’.

The Wobbly Bridge of Monessie Gorge

Take two walkers and wobbly suspension bridge and you get a hilarious tale, a thrilling video and many laughs along the way. Unfortunately that video was done by someone else.

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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