Category Archives: Scottish borders walks

Dear Northumberland National Park

I don’t often feel moved to comment on the stewardship of the places I visit, but as I have spent over 15 years walking in this area, I feel entitled to make some comments about Northumberland National Park. As I … Continue reading

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My GPX Routes

I have been gradually adding day routes onto Viewranger 👣 for some time on an ad hoc basis. As long as the routes don’t seem to involve any hazards, I have made them public and free for people to download, but I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Exploring the coastline

Since I returned to my blog after some time away, I have been trying to improve my videos. To do this I have planned several clusters of walks using my new car club car. A couple of months ago I … Continue reading

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My first wild camped trail

I realise that circumstances have meant that it has taken me a while to get round to wild camping my first trail. As I have attempted to explain in my camping section, it has been a gradual journey from bed … Continue reading

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The H Words

This subject has never been far from my thoughts since I started this blog, but I would preface this post by saying that I am not an expert in this area. I saw my first fox up close when out … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

I have listed a selection of six of my favourite short, easy walks (under 5 miles long) in Northumberland, hand picked because they contain some lovely places. Take your pick from castles, waterfalls, grey seals, St Cuthbert’s Chapel, puffins, scheduled … 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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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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