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.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 3 (Part 2): Fridaythorpe to Wharram-le-Street

Published 14 April 2019

North Yorkshire is entered, there’s more art to admire, speed is discussed, and a deserted village with ruined church is reached.

Two minutes of wheat from the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Published 7 April 2019

Who wants to watch two minutes of video of wheat? That’s right. You do. There’s young wheat. There’s wheat that’s reached its teenage years. There’s wheat that’s feeling a bitContinue Reading

The 700th post on Rambling Man

Published 31 March 2019

When I celebrate a milestone, it’s usually walking related. But the other day I spotted that I was about to hit a moment in history of this site. The 700th post on Rambling Man.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 3 (Part 1): Millington to Fridaythorpe

Published 24 March 2019

Day three comes with beautiful dales, logs being loaded, an abundance of art, and someone fails to understand the concept of poetry.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 2 (Part 2): Goodmanham to Millington

Published 17 March 2019

Adorable Wolds villages, more stunning views across the Vale of York, a closed pub, and two become one.