Author Archives: Andrew

Hebridean Way – South Uist and Benbecula

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

Hebridean Way – Vatersay to South Uist

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

scarista beach on island of Harris

The Hebridean Way

Who wouldn’t want to hike 190 miles along a chain of astonishing islands to the UK’s windiest wild camp?

summit views from caer caradoc shropshire england

Shropshire – Going on a Berry Hunt.

A quintessentially English landscape: rolling contours, muted colours and quirky, Tolkienesque names…

waterloo bridge city london westminster

London – Walking in Winter

A stroll along the Thames on a crisp, clear February evening…

moorland trek hike walk

Montane Ultra Tour 40 Backpack – Frameless, not Blameless.

For you personally the Ultra Tour 40 might be the best pack in the world…

hardheads wild flower norfolk

Wild Flowers in November

Post-equinoctial Botanising and Social Media – Diminishing Returns, or Why I’m Keeping Groundsel Up My Sleeve…

norfolk broads windmill england

The Weavers Way – Skies, Tides and Lions

As the tied ebbed so did our energy…

norfolk broads england

The Weavers Way – Reeds, Rivers and Rain

The massive backdrop of the sky dominates your view, and your consciousness…

weavers way norfolk england

The Weavers Way – Platforms, Pubs and Pumps

Around Honing everything starts to feel a little damp…

The Weavers Way – Cheats, Chats and Chickens.

I hope you’re not expecting a spine-tingling tale of life-threatening adventures on the Weavers Way…

norfolk broads england

The Weavers Way – Farms, Fens and Firemen

Four days of flat, easy walking through farmland, fenland and along old railway lines.

cromer seaside town norfolk england

The Weavers Way – Flat Out Fascinating

My adopted home county of Norfolk was of minority interest as a potential hiking destination…

garbh allt sutherland rhiconich scotland highlands

Waterproof Hiking Boots – why I just say ‘no’.

I’ve come to regard heavy, ‘waterproof’ footwear as a waste of money and even counterproductive.

Scottish National Trail – the Great Cape Escape

Things to do in Inverness: annoy staff in outdoor shops by saying ‘I’ve just walked the Scottish National Trail…’

Scottish National Trail – Cape Wrath at last.

I was in an odd position, not to mention an altered state of mind…

Scottish National Trail – racing the rain.

Such a thirty-five mile hike might have been feasible in Norfolk…

Scottish National Trail – peat, pizza and panic.

In fact, it’s all a bit wild and woolly up here. You could feel very exposed and alone…

trekkertent stealth at lochan fada slioch

Scottish National Trail – lochs and rocks.

Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…

Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, Scottish Highlands

Scottish National Cape Wrath Trail – how confusing!

West of Garrygualach, the Cape Wrath Trail introduces itself to you properly…