Published 28 June 2020

A rather grassy lump that provides the very definition of the Central Fells.

Werneth Low

Published 21 June 2020

Werneth Low is a hill. It’s not a particularly big hill. But it has good views. And a very popular pub.

Sergeant’s Crag

Published 14 June 2020

A walk to a fell alongside a wall. With lots of heather.

Wild flowers in a field of wheat

Published 7 June 2020

A photograph that has everything. Wheat. Wild flowers. A very tall person walking in the distance. What more could you want?

Eagle Crag

Published 31 May 2020

The fell that looks like a ball of clay has been thrown on top of another ball of clay.

Dreaming of a night in the tent

Published 24 May 2020

Who wouldn’t like a night under canvas right now?

Grange Fell

Published 17 May 2020

The fell walk where you can combine a great view, with a visit to a giant boulder with a ladder on it.

Go out for a walk, yes. But please don’t travel too far.

Published 13 May 2020

From today I can drive a hundred miles up the M6 and go for a walk in the Lake District. Even five hour drive to get from Manchester to Dartmoor National Park, for a nice stroll. But this is not sensible. And I won’t be doing this.

At the start of the London LOOP

Published 10 May 2020

The LOOP starts at a railway station in Erith. It’s nice enough, but I don’t have a photograph of it. So let’s concentrate on something near the start instead.

The hidden beaches of Pembrokeshire

Published 3 May 2020

For me one of the most enticing parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path are the secluded, isolated beaches it goes by.

At the end of the Ridgeway

Published 26 April 2020

The western end of the Ridgeway isn’t amazing. Is the eastern terminus any better?

Dreaming of Black Sail

Published 19 April 2020

Like many people, I had plans for this year. Plans that – right now – I have no idea whether they will come to fruition. One was to visit Black Sail Hostel.

Hen Comb

Published 12 April 2020

‘Pleasant enough on a sunny day for anybody who doesn’t want to get excited’ apparently.

Gavel Fell

Published 5 April 2020

The third of three fells that sit around Loweswater.

Blake Fell

Published 29 March 2020

The middle of three fells overlooking Loweswater.

Don’t Lose Your Way – helping to bring lost footpaths back to life

Published 22 March 2020

A couple of weeks ago, walkers charity Ramblers launched Don’t Lose Your Way. It’s a project to help find thousands of miles of footpath that could be lost forever.

The power of a good walk

Published 19 March 2020

These are strange times we’re living through. Hopefully they are times of the like that we won’t see again. But we’re living through them none-the-less.

Burnbank Fell

Published 15 March 2020

Right at the far north western edge of the Lake District lies a cracking little fell with some lovely views.

High Crag

Published 8 March 2020

The third of the Buttermere Pikes, and the one with the best views of Black Sail hostel.

High Stile

Published 1 March 2020

The middle fell of the Buttermere Three.

Red Pike (Buttermere)

Published 23 February 2020

It’s a Pike and it’s a bit reddy.

Starling Dodd

Published 16 February 2020

A fell with its own pile of twisted metal at the summit.

Great Borne

Published 9 February 2020

An ascent from Buttermere for a fell that should never be ascended from Buttermere.


Published 2 February 2020

An easy fell to end off a tour of the Newlands Valley?

Farewell. We’ll Miss You

Published 31 January 2020

The day has finally, depressingly, come.

Dale Head

Published 26 January 2020

It’s at head of a dale. So what else are you going to call it?

High Spy

Published 19 January 2020

Who fancies a game of High Spy? I’ll start. High Spy with my little eye, a fell in the Newlands Valley…

Maiden Moor

Published 12 January 2020

The far less frequented neighbour of Catbells.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Published 22 December 2019

Hope you enjoy your Christmas Day barbecue.

The Rambling Man Review of 2019: Part 2 – Wainwrights

Published 19 December 2019

In the second part of the Rambling Man Review of the Year, it’s time to turn attention to the Lake District.

The Rambling Man Review of 2019: Part 1 – trails

Published 15 December 2019

The year is ending, and inevitably our minds turn back to what happened. And go, boy was it wet.

Save money with hostel membership – and more

Published 8 December 2019

Got a walk planned? Planning to stay in a few hostels on the way? Why not consider joining your local youth hostel association?

Coniston Old Man

Published 1 December 2019

Overlooking the village below, the Old Man is a popular destination for visitors to the area. And has some interesting history too.

Brim Fell

Published 24 November 2019

A fell that’s more one passed over on the way to the Old Man, rather than visited deliberately.

Dow Crag

Published 17 November 2019

Dow Crag – a dark, moody fell that’s apparently much loved by wasps.

At the start of the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Published 10 November 2019

A former pub, a signpost and a litter bin mark the official start of the Wolds Way.

Etherow-Goyt Valley Way Part 2: the Etherow

Published 3 November 2019

After spending a morning walking (or not) down one river, the second half of the Etherow Goyt Valley Way takes in a different waterway. And some other things.

Etherow-Goyt Valley Way Part 1: the Goyt

Published 27 October 2019

Two rivers, one 14 mile walk from the edge of Greater Manchester to the edge of the Peak District. And it starts with the River Goyt.

Planning your White to Dark walk

Published 20 October 2019

A 27 mile walk through the glorious Peak District you say? Go on, pack your bags and get walking!

White to Dark Gallery

Published 20 October 2019

Running from the home of puddings, to the opposite of despair, is the White to Dark, a 27 mile romp through the Peak District. This is what it looks like, as seen in photographic format.