Category England

Coast to Coast – Norfolk to Wales 4

I just plonked the bivy down rather informally on the towpath. A couple of dog walkers said hello, but after that I had the place to myself…

Coast to Coast – Norfolk to Wales 3

On my Cosmic Solstice Rebirth Pilgrimage across Britain I now found myself slinking like a damp rat from pub to petrol station, scrounging brownies off innocent residents and slurping instant coffee from cardboard with desperate enthusiasm…

Coast to Coast – Norfolk to Wales 2

What a heritage, what a country. And what better way to appreciate it than to blunder through the whole accumulation, the whole palimpsest of it all, on foot…

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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…

Pennine Way – an Entertaining Extension

You may be surprised to hear anyone might casually stroll onwards into Scotland…

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Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 15 – 17

I sorted myself out and hunkered down, it started to get dark…

Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 12 to 14

I am running out of expressions for ‘it started to rain really quite heavily’…

Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 9 – 11

I’ll show you! Who needs to allegedly ruin your ‘private party’…

Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 7 to 8

Everything was very wet and everywhere was very quiet…

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Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 4 – 6

They’d put the flags out for me…

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Pennine Way Blog 3 – days 1 – 3.

The Purposeless Pennine Way – a third, more philosophical, journey along Britain’s premier long distance hiking trail…

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…

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London – Walking in Winter

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

norfolk broads windmill england

The Weavers Way – Skies, Tides and Lions

As the tied ebbed so did our energy…

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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…

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The Weavers Way – Farms, Fens and Firemen

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

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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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Pennine Way Blog – North to South

The Perverse Pennine Way – walking the ‘wrong’ way, north to south, and largely spurning indoor accommodation.