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

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

scarista beach on island of Harris

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

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

waterloo bridge city london westminster

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

moorland trek hike walk

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

hardheads wild flower norfolk

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

norfolk broads windmill england

As the tied ebbed so did our energy…

norfolk broads england

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

weavers way norfolk england

Around Honing everything starts to feel a little damp…

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

norfolk broads england

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

cromer seaside town norfolk england

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

garbh allt sutherland rhiconich scotland highlands

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

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

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

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

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

Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…

Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, Scottish Highlands

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