A Sunday Picture

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Every Sunday at Rambling Man we used to dig in to our photographic archives and excitedly share some of our favourite snapshots of our journeys. That was until 2015 when time constraints put paid to that.

But then in 2020 something happened. And it seemed like a good point to bring it back. Because, why not? And so it remains. Intermittent. But there.

Old Boot, New Boot

Published 5 May 2024

Two boots, same type. One with years gone by, one with years ahead.

Two Offa’s Dyke Path benches

Published 28 April 2024

Not your average trail resting places.

Enjoying the view from Panpunton Hill

Published 7 April 2024

Stunning views on a difficult walk.

Herrock Hill

Published 17 March 2024

There may have been clouds in the sky, but the views put a spring in the step.

Sheltering from the rain in a church porch

Published 26 February 2024

If you’ve been following my Offa’s Dyke Path tales, you may have noticed that the trail goes past a lot of churches and chapels.

Can’t see the apples for the trees

Published 28 January 2024

Row upon row upon row of apple trees.

Bigsweir Bridge

Published 26 November 2023

A bridge over the River Wye, on the Offa’s Dyke Path.

At the southern end of the Offa’s Dyke Path National

Published 5 November 2023

Spoiler: It’s a lump of stone with a plaque attached.

Deeply Dale

Published 15 October 2023

This is a nice looking path, isn’t it? Well I think so. And I enjoyed walking on it.

The famous fish and chip van

Published 10 September 2023

I have no idea why it’s famous.

I see no ducks

Published 3 September 2023

Maybe they’d all gone out for the day when I visited in 2010.

We farm cucumbers

Published 27 August 2023

Sometimes you just have to show a photograph of a sign saying Cucumber Farm.

Old Rusting Wire

Published 20 August 2023

The twists and turns of the metal. The browny rust that it has become over the years. Those sharp pointy bits that will take your eye out if you get too close.

Brewing up in a bothy

Published 13 August 2023

When it’s raining, and there’s a choice between a nice warm fire, or walking eight more miles to get a curry.

Leave the shade of this nice rock? You must be barking

Published 30 July 2023

Leave the nice cool spot under the rock? You must be barking.

At the start and end of the Dales Way

Published 16 July 2023

What to expect at the Ilkley and Windermere end points of the Dales Way.

Walking near the sea

Published 9 July 2023

When a walk changes your mind, and turns ideas from being crazy so sounding quite good sounding.

Four Photos of Muddy Boots

Published 28 May 2023

Because where there’s walking, there’s mud.

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Published 13 November 2022

Today, across the country, we will remember those that lost their lives in the name of our freedom.

What a big lump of sandstone looks like

Published 30 October 2022

You may be wondering what sandstone looks like. And just how much sandstone someone will see on the Sandstone Trail.

This is not a boar-ing photo

Published 16 October 2022

A two headed wooden boar in a forest? Look, your guess is as good as mine on this one.

The Millennium Walkway, New Mills

Published 24 July 2022

A sandstone gorge, mill and a metal walkway in a Derbyshire town that’s a joy to visit.

Wham Lane

Published 15 May 2022

In which we talk about 80s pop bands, loud noises and a manufacturer of wastepaper bins, all under the notion of long distance walking.

The lighthouse of St Abbs

Published 1 May 2022

Even in a world of GPS and radio technology, sometimes y

Lindesfarne from afar

Published 20 February 2022

I didn’t make it there. Looking at it from across the water was the best I was able to do.

A Northumblerland castle by the sea

Published 23 January 2022

We haven’t needed to worry about invasion in this country for some time now. Now castles remain only to provide a bit of history. And to look nice as well.

A bird of the Northumberland coast

Published 28 November 2021

Thought provoking public art on the Northumberland Coast Path

Coquet Island

Published 31 October 2021

Because photos of coastal walks looking out to sea tend to look more interesting if there is an island and a lighthouse in them.

Need to stop dreaming of the Lake District.

Published 3 October 2021

n we decided to move out of London in 2014, I spent some time wondering whether I could somehow get a job somewhere like Kendal and live a lot closer.

Use Hand Sanitizer

Published 19 September 2021

If there was ever a sight that sums up the age we’re living in, it’s a sign on a gatepost next to a path imploring you to clean your hands.

When walking a coast path, don’t forget to visit the beach

Published 25 July 2021

A picture of the beach can only mean one thing. Yes it’s time for the traditional Rambling Man Summer Break.

A fine view on the South Downs Way

Published 20 June 2021

You can keep your Severn Sisters and your Beacon Hill. This view at Amberley is what it’s all about.

The battered, isolated red phone box

Published 6 June 2021

In celebration of the fact I’ll hopefully be meeting a friend for a good walk soon, here’s a photo of a phone box!

Oxford Crag and a lovely view of Ullswater

Published 25 April 2021

There are many times when I have been climbing a fell in the Lake District that I come to a point that has an amazing view. And quite often that point is nowhere near the summit.

The South Downs Way – A Sunday Picture Special

Published 14 February 2021

Eleven years ago I set off on the South Downs Way. So what better excuse to look at some lovely photos from that walk.

I’m a sucker for an artistically looking cairn

Published 7 February 2021

It all looks too delicate. Like a strong wind would blow it over. Maybe even a breeze. But it was good to see it whilst it was there.

The stone bridge of Watendlath

Published 22 November 2020

Watendlath Packhorse Bridge is a cracking bridge. But please don’t visit it. I’d rather like to keep it to myself if it’s all the same.

Coniston Copper Mines

Published 1 November 2020

Coniston is no longer industrial. But the industrial legacy certainly lives on.

How now brown cow

Published 30 August 2020

It’s been six years to the day since I saw this cow.

The trail in a tunnel

Published 16 August 2020

Trails on old railway lines often go a bit haywire when they reach an old tunnel. Not so the Monsal Trail, which the White to Dark follows in part.