Category Archives: Walks

Top Twelve Tomes 🎁

As the gift season is upon us again, I thought it would be a timely moment to mention a few top new and classic outdoor and adventure books for the reader in your life, or indeed for you. Outdoor & … Continue reading

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Snaps from The Sill

After a very busy summer at this new centre, I decided to sit it out until things calmed down a bit before taking some pictures. These are a few snaps taken during a quiet term-time November weekday at The Sill … Continue reading

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Outdoor Conservation

I have just completed my first working holiday as a conservation volunteer for the National Trust for Scotland’s Thistle Camps in North Perthshire. If you’re interested in conservation and the outdoors, this is a great opportunity to give something back, … Continue reading

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3 Roman Romps

With the recent opening of The Sill on Hadrian’s Wall, complete with its shiny new Youth Hostel, I decided to put together a collection of day hikes which incorporate some of the excellent Roman sites, such as Housesteads, Vindolanda, Chesters … Continue reading

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Rucksack Rose at 5

On 17th September this year it was 5 years since I began to create Rucksack Rose on this blog, YouTube and Twitter. For those who don’t know, Rucksack Rose was originally dedicated to my mum, and was intended to share the … Continue reading

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Camp Couplet

I have been catching up with my writing up of two recent short backpacking trips in Scotland, which were designed to enable me to get some experience of wild camping with my newish Duomid shelter. Up to now my focus … Continue reading

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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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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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Using Mountain Rescue

In May I walked the Speyside Way as a way to remember someone who sadly passed away this year. During the walk I made a call to rescue services for navigational advice as there was a route discrepancy between my … Continue reading

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