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The Features section is an ever so exciting collection of thoughts and stuff on long distance walking.

Alternatively, it is where we shove all the stuff that simply doesn't fit anywhere else, like some sort of horrible leaking bucket.

Take your pick.

And that’s the end of summertime for another year

Published 31 October 2011

Well that’s that then. British Summer Time is gone for another year and the UK is back to Greenwich Mean Time. And whilst the change is (apparently) very good for the Scottish farmer who has lots of nice light in the morning, it’s a terrible one for the walker.

VideoThe Battle of Bow Fell

Published 26 September 2011

In his Pictorial Guide to the Southern Fell Wainwright told his readers to consider Bow Fell one of the best half dozen fells in Lakeland but after failing to ascend it on a visit in May, on the the 16 September 2011 Catherine and myself headed to the Lake District in order to have another go!

Grand Walking Plans 2011 – an update

Published 20 September 2011

And as the autumn begins to creep towards us I thought I’d give a quick overview of what I’d been up to. So here goes…

Alternative Route

Published 9 September 2011

Whither or whether to take an “alternative route”?

Petition to legalise wild camping in England and Wales

Published 8 September 2011

Wild camping is fine in Scotland, so why don’t we have the same rights in England and Wales?

Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should – how not to promote Trailblaze

Published 25 August 2011

Just because you can use an online cartoon generator doesn’t mean you should.

Southern Upland Wordle

Published 23 August 2011

I’m half way through writing up my Southern Upland Way posts, so I’m celebrating with a Wordle on the text so far.

VideoRocky Wildlife with David Attenborough (honest)

Published 7 August 2011

In a break with normal Rambling Man protocol, here’s a video that’s not really anything to do with long distance walking, but instead compares the kind of wildlife you see on walks in Britain, with what we saw in Canada.

A Lakeland Adventure – Days 5 and 6

Published 30 June 2011

In my final instalment of my Lake District hike/walk frenzy, the weather finally gets me beat… It’s Day 5, Thursday…

A Lakeland Adventure – Day 4

Published 27 June 2011

Day four and I manage to actually do some fells! Good ones too!

A Lakeland Adventure – Day 3

Published 23 June 2011

In the third part of my Lake District wanderings, I fail to do a whopping three fells. Instead I have three beers.

A Lakeland Adventure – Day 2

Published 20 June 2011

It’s the second day of my Lakeland camping/hiking adventure, where things don’t always go anywhere near plan.

A Lakeland Adventure – Day 1

Published 16 June 2011

Although Rambling Man is about my long distance walking, funnily enough I do do other kinds of walking, which usually consists of wandering round the delights of the south east of England on a Saturday due to me being based in London. And recently I spent a few days in the Lake District.

Glyndŵr’s Way: the Photos

Published 5 June 2011

It’s taken me nearly a month to upload my photos from walking the Glyndŵr’s Way in April, and the last ones went up this morning.

The hiking boot flower pot

Published 31 May 2011

I recently retired yet another pair of hiking boots. I’d barely had them two years but in that time I reckon I’d done 800 miles in them, and done some pretty big stuff.

VideoThe first cup of tea

Published 29 May 2011

I recently went on a camping/walking trip to the Lake District. There will be some more blog posts on that, however before that it’s time to enjoy a Rambling Man first. First vlog. And first cup of tea.

Say hello to Rambling Man

Published 27 May 2011

“I know! I’ll create a walking site!” I said, and six months after registering the domain name, Rambling Man was finally born.

Looking for a dungeon? In Australia?

Published 19 April 2011

Sorry Bing, but I’m after a famous pub in Cumbria where grizzled mountain walkers all congregate telling tales of Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags, and not a dungeon in the Australian town of Ghyll…

Grand Walking Plans 2011

Published 11 March 2011

2010 was a year of walking. But so is 2011. I’ve got another year of insane amounts of the stuff planned once more. Yay! So what’s the plan then Stan?

Announcing the launch of One Coast To Another

Published 18 November 2010

Yes it’s finally arrived – the e-book, One Coast To Another, has finally hit the e-shelves!

Grand Walking Plans 2010

Published 29 April 2010

Just after Christmas Catherine and myself began to think about our various holiday plans for the next year. The result somehow ended up being a plan that would essentially see me try to complete four long distance paths over the course of 2010.