An Oldie Outdoors

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No tough guy and no expert, just an ordinary oldie who likes the outdoors and blogs about his modest exploits. I hope you find them interesting and I’ll be grateful for any advice.

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The Schil, my favourite wild camp.

Some say fifty-nine doesn’t make me an ‘oldie’ but as with everything we name it depends on viewpoint. I’m rather pleased to be an ‘oldie’, especially with the accompanying first world luxury of retirement.

I live an outdoorsy rural life and perversely, considering I hate heights and the cold, I’m fond of blundering up hills. Intermittently I leave unhilly Norfolk on unambitious adventures. I reflect on my inability to choose reliable gear and muse on outdoor life. Nothing extreme or life-threatening. A slight emphasis on food.

Among other things, my blog documents three of my four completions of the Pennine Way, England’s oldest and best National Trail, and my adventures on the Scottish National Trail and the Hebridean Way. I’m grateful for any comments; thanks again for your visit. Best wishes, Andrew.


Sunrise over Blackton Reservoir from Clove Lodge, Pennine Way.

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