At the start of the Ridgeway

Most long distance walks start somewhere convenient. Somewhere walkers can get to easily. A small town with a regular bus service. A village with a train station. That kind of thing. Not the Ridgeway though.

Which walk should I do?

Every now and then, someone emails me to ask which walk they should do. Now there’s an open ended question, I think, because it totally depends on who you are and what you like. And if you fall into one these categories, you’ll find your answer here! And if you don’t fall into one of these categories, you might not.

Choosing underwear for long distance walking

Let’s talk underwear. You can, after all, only carry so much when doing a long distance walk. But thankfully there are ways to tackle the problem.

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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Planning your Gritstone Trail walk

Want to explore Cheshire’s Peak District? Well the 35 mile Gritstone Trail is a great way to do it. Here’s how to plan your own walk.

Gritstone Trail Gallery

From Disley to Kidsgrove, running through Cheshire’s Peak District, the Gritstone Trail is a surprising and varied walk.

Gritstone Trail Day 3: Rushton to Kidsgrove

The stone gets left behind for the most part, as the Gristone Trail finishes its 35 mile journey.

Ordnance Survey Map Sheet Finder

What do you do when you need an Ordnance Survey map but you don’t know which one you need? Well you need the Ordnance Survey Map Sheet Finder!

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.

Photos

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?

Equipment

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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