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.
Published 21 September 2016
It’s a question that gets asked a lot. Is it safe to go walking on your own? The answer is an absolute emphatic yes!
Published 14 September 2016
Sometimes you just want to rest on a bench. But are all benches actually designed for sitting on?
Published 7 September 2016
What will greet you when you arrive at the start of the Pennine Way in Edale.
Published 20 July 2016
There’s not going to be much happening here over the summer of 2016, and this is why…