Everything was very wet and everywhere was very quiet…

pennine way hiking trail england

They’d put the flags out for me…

gritstone rock at sunset on kinder peak district england

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

summit to eat camp foods

Am I converted to freeze-dried camp food? Hmm…

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

A much more fitting end to a long trail…

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

northton bay harris outer hebrides

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

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

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…