Category Itineraries

The Pandemic Pennine Way – Itinerary

A quick summary of my 2020 itinerary, mainly just to show how flexible and informal a Pennine Way can be.

The Pennine Way in Eighty-Three Sleeps

Pennine Way enthusiasts (or planners) might be amused to see this diagram, which I painstakingly drew for my book. It shows all the places on the trail where I’ve slept. Using the word ‘sleep’ loosely. Only three of my five PW completions (so far) are exhaustively (or exhaustingly) described on here, June 2016, October 2016 […]

gritstone rock at sunset on kinder peak district england

Pennine Way Blog 3 – days 1 – 3.

The Purposeless Pennine Way – a third, more philosophical, journey along Britain’s premier long distance hiking trail…

scarista beach on island of Harris

The Hebridean Way

Who wouldn’t want to hike 190 miles along a chain of astonishing islands to the UK’s windiest wild camp?

norfolk broads england

The Weavers Way – Farms, Fens and Firemen

Four days of flat, easy walking through farmland, fenland and along old railway lines.

Scottish National Trail – Overview

My itinerary and complete trail journals from the SNT, 470 miles of surprisingly manageable and fascinating hiking…

gwynedd coast path

Llimping round the Llŷn – 1.

In the far west of Wales, my kind of youth is still available, half a century on…

summit pennines camping trekking hiking backpacking cumbria long distance national trail england

Pennine Way Blog – North to South

The Perverse Pennine Way – walking the ‘wrong’ way, north to south, and largely spurning indoor accommodation.

pennine way national trail hiking england

Pennine Way Blog – South to North

The Pleasant Pennine Way – a challenging but enjoyable hike along England’s oldest and best National Trail.