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The Millennium Walkway, New Mills

A sandstone gorge, mill and a metal walkway in a Derbyshire town that’s a joy to visit.

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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GM Ringway Stage 9: Greenfield to Newhey

It’s off to a section of Pennine moorland, and lots of lots and lots of snow.

A walking trail based around public transport is great. But only if the public transport actually works.

It really shouldn’t be so hard to get round a major city so you can go for a walk at weekend.

A rucksack for every occasion

Going for a walk? You probably want a rucksack. I know I do. And I have four.

GM Ringway Stage 8: Broadbottom to Greenfield

Out of quaint villages, and up onto the moorland, as the GM Ringway carries on its journey round Greater Manchester.

Army surplus underwear – the long distance walker’s dream?

They’re designed to help repel bullets and protect against shrapnel. But should a pair of army surplus shorts be in every walker’s rucksack?


Dodd. The perfect wet weather fell.

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?


Waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.

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