Author Archives: Andrew

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…

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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…

Scottish National Trail – glen setback, corrie doddle.

Even with my total inexperience of Scottish hiking, I could work out that this didn’t look promising…

Scottish National Trail – Glasgow to the Glens

Ascending a steep hill then plunging into a dark and mysterious forest, the crossing of the Highland Line feels very real…

Scottish National Trail – Borders to Big City

I walked the Scottish National Trail because I wanted to learn about Scotland…

Scottish National Trail – Overview

My itinerary and complete trail journals from the SNT, 470 miles of surprisingly manageable and fascinating hiking…

Bivvy Forgiveness

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

gwynedd coast path

Llimping round the Llŷn – 4.

Nourished and navigationally enabled, I headed north…

gwynedd Llyn lleyn trail hike walk beach

Llimping round the Llŷn – 3.

One of the wildest beaches in West Wales…

Llŷn Lleyn coast path trail hiking

Llimping round the Llŷn – 2.

Bleak almost beyond belief…

gwynedd coast path

Llimping round the Llŷn – 1.

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

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Poles Apart – Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles.

Open eyes and realistic expectations…

The Gloves are Off – Gear Reviews!

Golden Rule of Gear – to get less, you have to pay more….

On the edge – not least of intelligibility.

Savouring the slippery dissonance of liminality…