Category Archives: Distance walks

A crack at the Cateran Trail

I chose the Cateran Trail, which is divided between Perthshire & Angus, for my next hike, partly because it looks to be a fine route, but also because this area was the site of the happy honeymoon which was my … Continue reading

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Fear and the outdoors

Having completed my first solo wild camp this week, I have rather ambitiously begun a separate tab called Camps on this blog in which you can follow (or not) my attempts to conquer my fears and become experienced at wild … Continue reading

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Walks around Britain podcast

Earlier in the year I was approached by Andrew White of Walks around Britain along with Damian Hall (writer and ultra runner who achieved a podium position in the tough Spine Race in 2015) to discuss our very different experiences … Continue reading

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Best long distance trail results

Well, Twitter has spoken. Following a brainstorming session on Twitter and Google +, I created a poll of polls (below) in which people were invited to nominate and vote for their top 3 international long distance trails. As you can … Continue reading

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Which long distance trail?

After a Twitter brainstorm which lasted for most of the day, and involved some great hikers and runners, I thought I would collate the answers I received into a blog post so that you can vote for your top three … Continue reading

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From slackpacker to backpacker

Because of a fall at the end of 2012, this year got off to a slow start. My convalescent winter was spent reading about other people’s adventures, which inspired me to plan some of my own. The injury knocked my … Continue reading

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The end of a vintage year

2013 has been an adventurous year with three solo trails and a return to the Lakeland fells. Although my hiking has been confined to this country, I have experienced everything from deep snow in April to intense heat three months … Continue reading

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A year ago today…

A year ago today I was feeling restless with my lot and decided to acknowledge my outdoor interests by creating this blog. Thanks to all the people who have followed and given feedback during that time. I am currently looking … Continue reading

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New videos of the Pennine Way

I have now found time to make some detailed videos of my Pennine Way walk for Crisis UK, as my highlights video had to be edited down so much. I hope these new videos will appeal to some of you. They … Continue reading

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Finishing the Pennine Way

Just a quick hello to say that I am safely back from my Pennine Way walk for Crisis UK which took 20 days and was supported by Cotswold Outdoor and Gossamer Gear. I apologise that I was unable to post to this … Continue reading

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