About Rambling Man

Published 3 May 2011. Last updated 5 December 2013

On the train and preparing for rain

It all started with a short trip to the Yorkshire Dales in 2007. Along with my other half, Catherine Redfern, I spent a day and a half on the Pennine Way walking between Gargrave and Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The third day we spent the day walking around Horton before heading home.

Despite it raining heavily for the first day, and not being amazing on the second, I suggested to Catherine that we should do more of it. So we did.

Then in the summer of 2009 I decided to do a walk by myself, opting for the Cumbria Way. I blogged about it and someone was foolish enough to say they’d liked the series and asked what I was going to do next.

By then I had thoroughly got the walking/writing bug and in 2010 I wrote about South Downs Way, the Coast to Coast and the Dales Way. I even created e-book versions. But everything was hidden away in my blog, sat besides pieces about work, computers and whatever mumbo jumbo I want to write about. So early in 2011 I decided to create a new, dedicated website to house my tales of long distance walking in the UK. It’s called Rambling Man and this is it.

Simple, really.