Pennine Bridleway – A Summary.

I picked the Pennine Bridleway (PBW) (about 330km / 205 miles, if you do the loops (that's the Mary Towneley Loop and the Settle Loop) to get cracking with my 2020 walking plans. Why the…

Hiking Special Forces.

Most of my walking clothes are black. That goes from my bobble hat to my boots.  It is habit to buy this colour. Why? Firstly, and obviously - it is the most ‘slimming’ option although…

Yorkshire Wolds Way – A Summary.

Only 6 months since my last post? After a gap of >3 years! Outrageous! My 2 subscribers (hiya Mum and Dad!) will have to start scheduling dedicated time to keep up with this flurry of…

Turning 18 in Iceland 2018.

Every 2 to 3 years I update this blog. Without fail. Gotta keep the readers interested. Ahem. Took the youngest nephew to Iceland last summer as part of his 18th birthday plans... finally made a…

C2C – Coast To Coast Finished. 

Not a lot to say. I got up early, slogged up the steep hill from Grosmont and got to RHB early afternoon. Easy walking compared to earlier days - my feet accepting their fate and…

C2C – The Longest Day.

About 41km. A thousand metres short of a marathon. But a slowly plodded one carrying my pack, and with a tent erecting task at the end.  The guy who did the first marathon didn't do…

C2C – Left Foot, Right Foot. Repeat. 

Writing this in Yorkshire! The Lakes are behind me and morale has picked up. The day after my last post, I had the short but steep Grasmere to Patterdale leg, where I was overtaken by…

C2C – Hills. Biscuits. 

I retract my earlier blog post. I cannot handle hills like I can handle biscuits. Not in this heat! ("Milk was a bad choice!") Tough day. And 2 harder ones ahead. Today was the 3rd…

C2C – Super Regular Update King…

Yeah. Bang to Rights. I'm guilty of skipping a few posts. Like 2 or 3 years at a time. I'm only writing this because Ellis* mentioned it and that stuck in my noggin. Luckily my…

Norway and Iceland 2011 and NYC 2012/13

A quick catch up to satisfy the Completer/Finisher in me. I was too lazy to write stuff down at the time but between the 'Big Trip' and today there were only a couple of notable adventures:…