Tag Archives: Trail

Salomon X-Ultra Trail Shoes

After another few days the whole lace situation became slightly alarming…

Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 Trail Running Shoes after 2500 km

Having idly considered the matter for at least several minutes and, more to the point, found a half-price sale, I bought some of these funky shoes. They’ve been brilliant!

Coast to Coast – Norfolk to Wales 6

When I first ventured into Snowdonia, fortunately under experienced leadership, there were rules…

Coast to Coast – Norfolk to Wales 5

How would I survive a bivy in this? I began to cry out loud to the forest Gods for shelter, oh please, any shelter…

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…

heacham norfolk dune camp

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…

bivvy bag micro tarp home made from silnylon

Making a Micro-Tarp

My first venture into the murky and laborious world of MYOG – Making Your Own Gear…

Pennine Way – an Entertaining Extension

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

windy gyle bivvy view over cheviot hills

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…

pennine way hiking trail england

Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 4 – 6

They’d put the flags out for me…

gritstone rock at sunset on kinder peak district england

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 to eat camp foods

Freeze-Dried Camp Food by ‘Summit to Eat’

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

Hebridean Way – Envoi

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

Hebridean Way – North Lewis

A much more fitting end to a long trail…

Hebridean Way – South Lewis

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