Published 22 March 2017
All good tours of the Blencathra range should start with a fell that has a rather ghostly tale to tell.
Published 22 March 2017
In 1996 the Thames Path National Trail opened up; a walking trail that would take the walker between the source of the Thames in rural Gloucestershire, and the Thames Barrier on the eastern side of London.
Published 15 March 2017
Fancy a stroll up, or down, one of the longest and most important rivers in the United Kingdom? Plan your own walk on the Thames Path with our guide.
Published 8 March 2017
With YHA deciding to withdraw a number of rural bunkhouses and camping barns from its network recently, does it still want to be somewhere supporting the great outdoors?
Published 1 March 2017
We’ve done the calculations, so if you want to know which the most, or indeed least walking route is, you can find out.
Published 22 February 2017
Finding out just how direct – or not – the Thames Path actually is.
Published 15 February 2017
When do you class walking route as “done”? It’s a question that was firmly on my mind as I sat on a train heading home a few hours after arriving at the western end of the Thames Path,
Published 8 February 2017
At its eastern end, the Thames Path finishes up at the mighty Thames Barrier. But what’s at the western end? Well it’s a field in Gloucestershire. A field from where the Thames’s journey really begins…
Published 1 February 2017
From rural Gloucestershire, through the suburbs to the gleaming metal of the Thames Barrier, the Thames Path follows the story of what is perhaps the UK’s most famous river.
Published 25 January 2017
After visiting the source, it was time to visit the place where the river Thames finished its journey.
Published 18 January 2017
The final push. By bus and by train. A soggy field. And a stone saying that it was all very much over.
Published 11 January 2017
A man and two dogs jumping through flooded fields, a discarded bra by the side of the road, and absolutely no chance of getting near the Thames at all.
Published 1 January 2017
One can only hope that ‘After Clouds, Sunshine’ stands true for 2017.
Published 21 December 2016
It’s December and that can only mean one thing: a walking related review of the year.
Published 14 December 2016
By pointlessly plotting the number of Wainwrights I have walked per year, I have spotted a link in the years I have bagged the least,
Published 7 December 2016
Forget what you think walking in London may be like, for walking the London LOOP will give you experiences like no other walking trail.
Published 30 November 2016
A small sign, a bin, oh and a large sculpture. Great sights at the start of the Cumbria Way in Ulverston.
Published 23 November 2016
Back to the river, a promising return, hailstones the size of golf balls, a problem, and another, and another.
Published 16 November 2016
Flood, flood, glorious flood. There’s nothing quite like it for soothing the blood.
Published 9 November 2016
Away from the river, a mysteriously absent ferry, flooding, mudding and then, finally, some drinking.