Driving to the Lake District and back in a day

Proving to myself that I can visit the Lakes for a day and be back for bed time.

Planning a walk on the High Peak Way

A glorious trail that takes in many of the Dark Peak’s highlights. Even if it doesn’t actually exist…

High Peak Way Gallery

A tour of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.

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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High Peak Way Stage 4: Hathersage to Grindleford

The final few miles ask the question, was the creator of the trail desperate for a pint of tea?

High Peak Way Stage 3: Hope to Grindleford

The weather may not be great, but Win Hill, Ladybower and Stanage Edge certainly are.

High Peak Way Stage 2: Edale to Hope

Traversing the Great Ridge – an all time classic of Peak District walking.

At the start of the Pennine Way

Edale offers a choice of starting points. A pub. Or a gate.

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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