Tag Archives: trekking

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Waterproof Hiking Boots – why I just say ‘no’.

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

Scottish National Trail – the Great Cape Escape

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

Scottish National Trail – Cape Wrath at last.

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

Scottish National Trail – racing the rain.

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

Scottish National Trail – peat, pizza and panic.

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

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Scottish National Trail – lochs and rocks.

Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…

Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, Scottish Highlands

Scottish National Cape Wrath Trail – how confusing!

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

Scottish National Trail – glen setback, corrie doddle.

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

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…

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Llimping round the Llŷn – 4.

Nourished and navigationally enabled, I headed north…

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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…

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Llimping round the Llŷn – 1.

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

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Poles Apart – Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles.

Open eyes and realistic expectations…

On the edge – not least of intelligibility.

Savouring the slippery dissonance of liminality…

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Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 17

There’ll be a massive carved gate, trumpets…

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Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 16

A dodgy exploit verging on foolish…

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Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 15

Any sensible Sirens would be elsewhere…