Hope Valley Way: An Introduction

Published 15 April 2018

The enigmatic walk that doesn’t really exist, but it’s well worth doing anyway.

13 amazing things you’ll never forget about Walking the Southern Upland Way

Published 1 April 2018

These are some of the reasons you’ll remember the Southern Upland Way when you’ve walked it.

At the end of the Southern Upland Way

Published 25 March 2018

What will you find at the end of the Southern Upland Way when you get there?

Gitstone Trail Day 2 (Part 2): Sutton Common to Rushton Spencer

Published 11 March 2018

The afternoon of day two of the Gritstone Trail features beautiful views, carved owls and a copious amount of mud.

Gitstone Trail Day 2 (Part 1): Tegg’s Nose to Sutton Common

Published 4 March 2018

The Gritstone Trail continues with a visit to a former quarry, an active one and a large reinforced concrete telecommunications tower.

Living on OL1

Published 25 February 2018

It was incredibly exciting to realise that my house is on OL1, the Ordnance Survey’s first Outdoor Leisure map.

Gritstone Trail: Day 1 – Disley to Tegg’s Nose

Published 18 February 2018

The first of three days spent in Gritstone country, with quarrying a plenty. Oh and a National Trust park, a giant pepperpot and a busy main road too.

At the end of the East Highland Way. And the start of the Speyside Way.

Published 11 February 2018

To Aviemore, where you’ll find a simple sign and a toilet block.

The problems with long distance walking when you have young children

Published 4 February 2018

Is there a reason I haven’t walked a particular trail? Yes, absolutely. But that’s no indication on the quality of the the trail.

At the end of the West Highland Way, and the start of the East Highland Way

Published 28 January 2018

The point at Fort William where two walking trails with similar names, meet and say hello to each other.

Up a hill with nowhere to go

Published 21 January 2018

Get to the top, and launch yourself off into the wind.

Miracle cream – the wonders of Ibuprofen Gel

Published 14 January 2018

The medicine always in my first aid kit. Well, almost always.

Pointless Wainwright bagging numbers

Published 7 January 2018

Random numbers put on a page, about Wainwrights, and all for no particularly good reason.

Wainwrights in Numbers, 2017

Published 27 December 2017

Let’s all look at graphs that show how well I’ve been doing with my fellbagging in the Lakes!

Hartsop above How

Published 17 December 2017

A hill overlooking the village of How? No. Not quite…

St Sunday Crag

Published 10 December 2017

The fell with a strangely religious name.


Published 3 December 2017

The overlooked one that doesn’t really suggest much of a reason not to overlook it.

Arnison Crag

Published 26 November 2017

Only a mile’s walk from Patterdale, but oh what a view!

Patterdale Village Store

Published 19 November 2017

There’s a shop that is an important one in the world of Wainwright bagging. It’s not a massively flashy shop, nor is it one that is particularly large in size. But size and image aren’t everything.

Kidsty Pike

Published 12 November 2017

Re-visiting a fell, in rather better conditions than the first time.