Tag Archives: backpacking

Scottish National Trail – Glasgow to the Glens

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

Scottish National Trail – Borders to Big City

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

Scottish National Trail – Overview

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

Bivvy Forgiveness

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

gwynedd coast path

Llimping round the Llŷn – 4.

Nourished and navigationally enabled, I headed north…

gwynedd Llyn lleyn trail hike walk beach

Llimping round the Llŷn – 3.

One of the wildest beaches in West Wales…

Llŷn Lleyn coast path trail hiking

Llimping round the Llŷn – 2.

Bleak almost beyond belief…

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…

pennine way yorkshire trig point trail path long distance england moorland

Poles Apart – Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles.

Open eyes and realistic expectations…

The Gloves are Off – Gear Reviews!

Golden Rule of Gear – to get less, you have to pay more….

On the edge – not least of intelligibility.

Savouring the slippery dissonance of liminality…

pennine way long distance trail UK

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 17

There’ll be a massive carved gate, trumpets…

peak district national park trail england

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 16

A dodgy exploit verging on foolish…

lancashire moorland national trail

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 15

Any sensible Sirens would be elsewhere…

yorkshire dales pub meals food moors hills

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 14

It was distinctly wuthering up there…

way dales national trail park england

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 13

I packed up grumpily and stomped out into pitch darkness…

dales national park england limestone karst landscape

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 12

You need to take a distracting interest in something…

three peaks yorkshire dales

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 11

By halfway down I felt a fool…

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day Ten

Quite apart from the bog issue…

yorkshire dales moors pennine way national trail

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day Nine

My head told me to stop…