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.
Published 2 November 2016
Oxford by day, a stroll down the river, an unpaid toll, and a lock that’s not pink and not on a hill.
Published 26 October 2016
Bicycles, wet, oh so very wet streets, students everywhere, and drinking with (and without) Inspector Morse.
Published 19 October 2016
Links, buses, pubs, shops and more; everything gets a full check in the annual review of the Rambling Man ‘Planning a Walk’ section.
Published 12 October 2016
There’s a campaign to upgrade the Coast to Coast to National Trail status, and it probably can’t come too soon.
Published 5 October 2016
In part two of my journey along the Trespass Trail, I leave the sides of Kinder and head back to New Mills in order to be collared by the law.
Published 28 September 2016
The Kinder Trespass has, over the years, obtained near mythical status. And there’s now a walking route to celebrate it all. Naturally I had to go for a walk.