Published 20 January 2019

Wainwright believed the view to lack charm. But at least there was a view for us to see.

Hopegill Head

Published 13 January 2019

Not necessarily on the Coledale Horseshoe, but in bad weather, definitely worth a visit.

Grisedale Pike

Published 6 January 2019

A stunning fell with some amazing views from its 791m high summit. Or so I am told.

Wainwright in Numbers, 2018

Published 30 December 2018

You like fell bagging stats, don’t you?

The Rambling Man Review of 2018

Published 23 December 2018

Tis the time when we look back. To think what was. And what perhaps should have been. And what a roller coaster of a year it was. And there was some walking done too.

The Mam Tor bus stop

Published 16 December 2018

A hill that has its own bus stop. Although don’t go waiting for any buses to serve it.

Castle Crag

Published 9 December 2018

The family friendly fell that makes up in interest what it lacks in size.

The new and improved Planning a Walk section!

Published 20 October 2018

What’s new in the Planning a Walk section, I hear you ask? As well as "where have you been then?" And no, it can’t be both new and improved…

Pointless National Trail bagging stats!

Published 29 July 2018

Collecting National Trails like you would a Pog? Or a Pokemon? No? Oh well.

Grey Crag

Published 22 July 2018

Grey Crag. Most certainly not Gray. That’s somewhere completely different.

Tarn Crag

Published 15 July 2018

A mini Tower of Sauron, and an abruptly ending wall.


Published 8 July 2018

Follow the fence to Branstree, calling at the survey pillar and a false summit that’s more impressive than the real thing.

Selside Pike

Published 1 July 2018

Starting the day with a hike from gorgeous Swindale, up to one of the four most easterly Wainwrights.

Driving to the Lake District and back in a day

Published 24 June 2018

Proving to myself that I can visit the Lakes for a day and be back for bed time.

Planning your High Peak Way walk

Published 17 June 2018

A glorious trail that takes in many of the Dark Peak’s highlights. Even if it doesn’t actually exist…

High Peak Way Gallery

Published 10 June 2018

A tour of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.

High Peak Way Stage 4: Hathersage to Grindleford

Published 3 June 2018

The final few miles ask the question, was the creator of the trail desperate for a pint of tea?

High Peak Way Stage 3: Hope to Grindleford

Published 27 May 2018

The weather may not be great, but Win Hill, Ladybower and Stanage Edge certainly are.

High Peak Way Stage 2: Edale to Hope

Published 20 May 2018

Traversing the Great Ridge – an all time classic of Peak District walking.

At the start of the Pennine Way

Published 13 May 2018

Edale offers a choice of starting points. A pub. Or a gate.