To Walk Is To Live

Published 7 June 2017

Put your best foot forward, and enjoy your journey once more.

A lot of bottle

Published 31 May 2017

In my house there is a motley collection of metal water bottles. Well if you can call having three of them “a collection”.

Goyt Way (Part 2)

Published 24 May 2017

After a trip to the pub, it’s time to explore one of the highlights of the Goyt Way, and to walk along the canal to Whaley Bridge.

Goyt Way (Part 1)

Published 17 May 2017

Walking through the Goyt Valley on the edge of Greater Manchester, from Compstall to Whaley Bridge, via a most excellent pub.

Less than three hours to Patterdale

Published 10 May 2017

When you live not far away, better make the most of it.

12 reasons you’ll never forget walking the Cumbria Way

Published 3 May 2017

The Cumbria Way is a walking trail through Cumbria. And a walking trail through Cumbria is going to be a good one, isn’t it? Well, the answer is ‘yes, it is’.

The Wobbly Bridge of Monessie Gorge

Published 26 April 2017

Take two walkers and wobbly suspension bridge and you get a hilarious tale, a thrilling video and many laughs along the way. Unfortunately that video was done by someone else.

Bowscale Fell

Published 19 April 2017

A rather non-descript fell completes the Blencathra group, although a delightful tarn allows for some celebration.

Bannerdale Crags

Published 12 April 2017

With some nice crags, and a truly excellent cairn, can there be a finer place to visit than Bannerdale Crags?

Mungrisdale Common

Published 5 April 2017

Don’t go there, says Wainright. But we must because you put it in your book, says the fell bagger.

Blencathra

Published 29 March 2017

Surely the highlight of any tour of the Blencathra range is this one; a fell that Wainwright counted as one of his favourites.

Souther Fell

Published 22 March 2017

All good tours of the Blencathra range should start with a fell that has a rather ghostly tale to tell.

Rambling Man walks the Thames Path

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.

Planning a Thames Path walk

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.

Is the YHA still a friend to walkers?

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?

Which walking trail is the least direct one you can walk?

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.

How far would the crow have to fly to get from one end of the Thames Path, to the other?

Published 22 February 2017

Finding out just how direct – or not – the Thames Path actually is.

When is a walking trail “done”?

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,

At the start 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…

Thames Path Gallery

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.