I hope you’re not expecting a spine-tingling tale of life-threatening adventures on the Weavers Way…

norfolk broads england

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

cromer seaside town norfolk england

My adopted home county of Norfolk was of minority interest as a potential hiking destination…

garbh allt sutherland rhiconich scotland highlands

I’ve come to regard heavy, ‘waterproof’ footwear as a waste of money and even counterproductive.

Things to do in Inverness: annoy staff in outdoor shops by saying ‘I’ve just walked the Scottish National Trail…’

I was in an odd position, not to mention an altered state of mind…

Such a thirty-five mile hike might have been feasible in Norfolk…

In fact, it’s all a bit wild and woolly up here. You could feel very exposed and alone…

trekkertent stealth at lochan fada slioch

Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…

Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, Scottish Highlands

West of Garrygualach, the Cape Wrath Trail introduces itself to you properly…

Even with my total inexperience of Scottish hiking, I could work out that this didn’t look promising…

Ascending a steep hill then plunging into a dark and mysterious forest, the crossing of the Highland Line feels very real…

I walked the Scottish National Trail because I wanted to learn about Scotland…

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

Why then would we endure bivvying? This is why….

gwynedd coast path

Nourished and navigationally enabled, I headed north…

gwynedd Llyn lleyn trail hike walk beach

One of the wildest beaches in West Wales…

Llŷn Lleyn coast path trail hiking

Bleak almost beyond belief…

gwynedd coast path

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

pennine way yorkshire trig point trail path long distance england moorland

Open eyes and realistic expectations…