Hope Valley Way: An Introduction

The enigmatic walk that doesn’t really exist, but it’s well worth doing anyway.

13 amazing things you’ll never forget about Walking the Southern Upland Way

These are some of the reasons you’ll remember the Southern Upland Way when you’ve walked it.

At the end of the Southern Upland Way

What will you find at the end of the Southern Upland Way when you get there?

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

Gitstone Trail Day 2 (Part 2): Sutton Common to Rushton Spencer

The afternoon of day two of the Gritstone Trail features beautiful views, carved owls and a copious amount of mud.

Gitstone Trail Day 2 (Part 1): Tegg’s Nose to Sutton Common

The Gritstone Trail continues with a visit to a former quarry, an active one and a large reinforced concrete telecommunications tower.

Living on OL1

It was incredibly exciting to realise that my house is on OL1, the Ordnance Survey’s first Outdoor Leisure map.

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.

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.

Read more