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 very grateful for any advice.

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The Schil, my favourite wild camp.

Some say fifty-eight doesn’t make me an ‘oldie’ but I think, 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 life in rural Norfolk but perversely, considering I hate heights and the cold, I’m also fond of blundering up hills. Intermittently I leave unhilly Norfolk on unambitious adventures. During these I reflect on my inability to choose reliable gear and muse on the slippery philosophy of outdoor life. Nothing extreme or life-threatening. A slight emphasis on food.

Among other things, my blog documents two of my three completions of the Pennine Way, England’s oldest and best National Trail, and more recently my (very near) completion of the Scottish National Trail. I’m grateful for any comments; thanks again for your visit, all the best, Andrew.


Sunrise over Blackton Reservoir from Clove Lodge, Pennine Way.

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