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.

The Rambling Man Bakewell Pudding Taste Test

Published 13 October 2019

Bakewell is famous for something. Something cake related. And it’s definitely NOT for its tarts.

White to Dark Day 3 (Part 2) – Moscar Moor to Hope

Published 6 October 2019

A large reservoir, bouncing bombs, and a final hill with a view.

White to Dark Day 3 (Part 1) – Hathersage to Moscar Moor

Published 29 September 2019

A grave, an amazing edge of rocks, and a huge amount of wind.

White to Dark Day 2 (Part 2) – Eyam to Hathersage

Published 22 September 2019

The Dark Peak is entered, there’s tales of ghosts, and stepping stones are crossed.

White to Dark Day 2 (Part 1) – Litton to Eyam

Published 15 September 2019

The transition to the Dark Peak is up ahead, but sadly the White to Dark doesn’t get Silly.

White to Dark Day 1 – Bakewell to Litton

Published 8 September 2019

I set forth from Bakewell, see an old railway line, go through a classic Peak District dale, and get rather wet.

White to Dark – Introduction

Published 1 September 2019

It starts in Bakewell, but just what is the White to Dark trail?