scarista beach on island of Harris

Who wouldn’t want to walk to what, according to the record book, is the UK’s windiest place?

The Scottish National Trail: manageable and almost overwhelmingly interesting.

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

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

pennine way national trail hiking england

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

I can’t decide whether the Hebridean Way will become a classic trail…

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A much more fitting end to a long trail…

In the Outer Hebrides these things often turn out not to be problems at all…

northton bay harris outer hebrides

You’re about to step onto one of the most beautiful, moving and remarkable treasures of the UK’s built heritage…

Hebridean Way hiking trail outer hebrides

There was nothing for it but to go for a walk…

I stood by myself in the wind, in the middle of nowhere, staring at some dirt, and suddenly began to understand…

It was a bit silly ticking off four islands in my first full day…