Tag Archives: hiking

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 walk to what, according to the record book, is the UK’s windiest place?

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…

moorland trek hike walk

Montane Ultra Tour 40 Backpack – Frameless, not Blameless.

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

norfolk broads windmill england

The Weavers Way – Skies, Tides and Lions

As the tied ebbed so did our energy…

norfolk broads england

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…

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…

garbh allt sutherland rhiconich scotland highlands

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…