You may be surprised to hear anyone might casually stroll onwards into Scotland…

windy gyle bivvy view over cheviot hills

I sorted myself out and hunkered down, it started to get dark…

I am running out of expressions for ‘it started to rain really quite heavily’…

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.

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

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

I’ll show you! Who needs to allegedly ruin your ‘private party’…

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Everything was very wet and everywhere was very quiet…

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They’d put the flags out for me…

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The sky was clear and sunny as I bounded up Jacob’s Ladder….