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?

Wayfarer – the rover ticket for Manchester and the Peak District, and beyond!

Published 25 August 2019

Wayfarer is the bus/train/tram ticket that many people in the North of England didn’t know they needed, but actually do. Especially walkers.

The Rambling Man guide to getting a holiday company to book your long distance walk

Published 21 July 2019

What are walking holiday companies? What to they do? And is it worth using one?

At the start of the Ridgeway

Published 14 July 2019

Most long distance walks start somewhere convenient. Somewhere walkers can get to easily. A small town with a regular bus service. A village with a train station. That kind of thing. Not the Ridgeway though.

Which walk should I do?

Published 7 July 2019

Every now and then, someone emails me to ask which walk they should do. Now there’s an open ended question, I think, because it totally depends on who you are and what you like. And if you fall into one these categories, you’ll find your answer here! And if you don’t fall into one of these categories, you might not.

Choosing underwear for long distance walking

Published 30 June 2019

Let’s talk underwear. You can, after all, only carry so much when doing a long distance walk. But thankfully there are ways to tackle the problem.

Planning your Gritstone Trail walk

Published 23 June 2019

Want to explore Cheshire’s Peak District? Well the 35 mile Gritstone Trail is a great way to do it. Here’s how to plan your own walk.

Gritstone Trail Gallery

Published 23 June 2019

From Disley to Kidsgrove, running through Cheshire’s Peak District, the Gritstone Trail is a surprising and varied walk.

Gritstone Trail Day 3: Rushton to Kidsgrove

Published 16 June 2019

The stone gets left behind for the most part, as the Gristone Trail finishes its 35 mile journey.

Ordnance Survey Map Sheet Finder

Published 9 June 2019

What do you do when you need an Ordnance Survey map but you don’t know which one you need? Well you need the Ordnance Survey Map Sheet Finder!

Will the real length of the Pennine Way, please stand up?

Published 2 June 2019

When is a 268 mile long walk, not actually 268 miles long? When it’s the Pennine Way!

Planning your Yorkshire Wolds Way walk

Published 26 May 2019

Whilst it may not be well known, the Yorkshire Wolds deserve to be. And you can help get the word out by walking it yourself. Here is how.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Gallery

Published 26 May 2019

Exploring Yorkshire’s best kept secret, in photographic form.

Yorkshire Wolds Way: Epilogue

Published 19 May 2019

A final gadabout Filey, before the epic journey home.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 5 (Part 2): Muston to Filey

Published 12 May 2019

Mysteriously painted bicycles, strange games, the seaside, and a finale overlooking a town.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 5 (Part 1): Ganton to Muston

Published 5 May 2019

The slow walk to Filey, a secret base, an abandoned car, and a multitude of dales

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 4 (Part 2): Wintringham to Ganton

Published 28 April 2019

A mighty forest, a curious work of art, the Vale of York and an extremely large amount of scampi.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 4 (Part 1): Wharram-le-Street to Wintringham

Published 21 April 2019

Grey skies, a drop of rain, an abandoned church, and one of the best views on the whole of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.