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.

Hindscarth

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.

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?

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.