Tag Archives: national trail

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…

gritstone rock at sunset on kinder peak district england

Pennine Way Blog 3 – days 1 – 3.

The sky was clear and sunny as I bounded up Jacob’s Ladder….

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…

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 – 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…

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…

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…

pennine way long distance trail UK

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 17

There’ll be a massive carved gate, trumpets…

peak district national park trail england

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 16

A dodgy exploit verging on foolish…

lancashire moorland national trail

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 15

Any sensible Sirens would be elsewhere…

yorkshire dales pub meals food moors hills

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 14

It was distinctly wuthering up there…

way dales national trail park england

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 13

I packed up grumpily and stomped out into pitch darkness…

dales national park england limestone karst landscape

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 12

You need to take a distracting interest in something…

three peaks yorkshire dales

Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 11

By halfway down I felt a fool…