Category Coastal

heacham norfolk dune camp

Coast To Coast – Norfolk to Wales 1

I stumbled with unusual optimism off my own front doorstep and onto the first long distance hike I’ve ever devised myself. It was to be my best and most unique adventure yet…

Hebridean Way – Envoi

I can’t decide whether the Hebridean Way will become a classic trail…

Hebridean Way – North Lewis

A much more fitting end to a long trail…

Hebridean Way – South Lewis

In the Outer Hebrides these things often turn out not to be problems at all…

northton bay harris outer hebrides

Hebridean Way – Harris

You’re about to step onto one of the most beautiful, moving and remarkable treasures of the UK’s built heritage…

Hebridean Way hiking trail outer hebrides

Hebridean Way – North Uist and Berneray

There was nothing for it but to go for a walk…

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?

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…

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…

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…

Things that go bump in the tide.

Part of the plan is to account for myself…