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

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

The Scottish National Trail: manageable and almost overwhelmingly interesting.


The Scottish National Trail runs from Kirk Yetholm, the north end of the Pennine Way, to Cape Wrath. 864 km. Yes, quite long.

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

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Nourished and navigationally enabled, I headed north…

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One of the wildest beaches in West Wales…

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Bleak almost beyond belief…

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