Published 26 April 2017
Take two walkers hiking the East Highland Way, and give them a wobbly suspension bridge across the River Spean in the West Highlands of Scotland, and you get a hilarious tale, a thrilling video and many laughs along the way. Unfortunately that video was done by someone else.
Published 19 April 2017
A rather non-descript fell completes the Blencathra group, although a delightful tarn allows for some celebration.
Published 12 April 2017
With some nice crags, and a truly excellent cairn, can there be a finer place to visit than Bannerdale Crags?
Published 5 April 2017
Don’t go there, says Wainright. But we must because you put it in your book, says the fell bagger.
Published 29 March 2017
Surely the highlight of any tour of the Blencathra range is this one; a fell that Wainwright counted as one of his favourites.
Published 22 March 2017
All good tours of the Blencathra range should start with a fell that has a rather ghostly tale to tell.
Published 22 March 2017
In 1996 the Thames Path National Trail opened up; a walking trail that would take the walker between the source of the Thames in rural Gloucestershire, and the Thames Barrier on the eastern side of London.
Published 15 March 2017
Fancy a stroll up, or down, one of the longest and most important rivers in the United Kingdom? Plan your own walk on the Thames Path with our guide.
Published 8 March 2017
With YHA deciding to withdraw a number of rural bunkhouses and camping barns from its network recently, does it still want to be somewhere supporting the great outdoors?
Published 1 March 2017
We’ve done the calculations, so if you want to know which the most, or indeed least walking route is, you can find out.
Published 22 February 2017
Finding out just how direct – or not – the Thames Path actually is.
Published 15 February 2017
When do you class walking route as “done”? It’s a question that was firmly on my mind as I sat on a train heading home a few hours after arriving at the western end of the Thames Path,
Published 8 February 2017
At its eastern end, the Thames Path finishes up at the mighty Thames Barrier. But what’s at the western end? Well it’s a field in Gloucestershire. A field from where the Thames’s journey really begins…
Published 1 February 2017
From rural Gloucestershire, through the suburbs to the gleaming metal of the Thames Barrier, the Thames Path follows the story of what is perhaps the UK’s most famous river.
Published 25 January 2017
After visiting the source, it was time to visit the place where the river Thames finished its journey.
Published 18 January 2017
The final push. By bus and by train. A soggy field. And a stone saying that it was all very much over.
Published 11 January 2017
A man and two dogs jumping through flooded fields, a discarded bra by the side of the road, and absolutely no chance of getting near the Thames at all.
Published 1 January 2017
One can only hope that ‘After Clouds, Sunshine’ stands true for 2017.
Published 21 December 2016
It’s December and that can only mean one thing: a walking related review of the year.
Published 14 December 2016
By pointlessly plotting the number of Wainwrights I have walked per year, I have spotted a link in the years I have bagged the least,