Since 2008 I have completed several British long distance hikes including the Pennine Way (see list below). You will find my trail trip reports listed with the most recent first. All my trails are dedicated to people who have formed part of my life.
I enjoy organising my own schedules and places to stay, but it gradually became apparent that the ability to wild camp would stop me being tied to a schedule and reduce the overall costs of my trails, so I determined to learn how to do this in gradual stages.
In this section you can read about the shift in approach on my trails – from going with the flow on Hadrian’s Wall, devising an accommodation schedule on the Dales Way, hostels and camping barns on the Cumbria Way, campsite backpacking on the Pennine Way, to wild camping on the Berwickshire Coastal Path. As well as kit lists, I have added data sheets with accommodation details to some posts (although they come with a warning that some information may be out of date). I hope these will be helpful to anyone planning to do the walks themselves.
Speyside Way. 2017. 65 miles / 105 km
Berwickshire Coastal Path. 2017. 30 miles / 48 km
Pennine Way. 2013. 270 miles / 430 km
Cumbria Way. 2013. 73 miles / 120 km
St. Cuthbert’s Way. 2013. 63 miles / 100 km
Dales Way. 2012. 80 miles / 128 km
Hadrian’s Wall Path. 2012. 85 miles / 137 km
Borders Abbeys Way. 2008. 67 miles / 108 km
Long Distance Trails Playlist
I started recording my walks on video in 2012 to share the beauty of the walks with others. Above is a link to a playlist of my trails or long distance walks.