Category: England

Coming to terms with knee pain

It’s funny when it finally hits us that we have knees. They’ve been with us since we were born but knees don’t seem to figure very highly on the scale of Important Body Parts,...

Walking the Ridgeway

  There is something about the winter that makes it different from other times of the year, but it is not the cold. It is not the cold breath that escapes whenever you exhale,...

Walking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s most popular long-distance walk. It runs for 96 miles (154.5kms) from a suburb of Glasgow called Milngavie (pronounced ‘mull-guy’), and ends in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands....

Listen

The human mind works in strange ways. It tells us what to do and how to do it, but we don’t always understand why. When I set up this blog four years ago, I didn’t...

Two hours to 2016

I never thought I’d manage to squeeze this piece in before the end of 2015 but hey, here I am. These past few days have been the busiest I’ve ever been the entire year....

Tips for the Cleveland Way

Last September, I walked part of the Cleveland Way, a 110-mile (177km) walk that runs between the market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors and Filey Brigg, which lies...

Somewhere on the Cleveland Way

The sun was right above me; it was four in the afternoon. I wasn’t particularly late- sunset is around 7.30 this time of year in England- but when I set out that morning, I imagined that...

Walking in England

  I remember climbing high stone steps. I remember a large building and grey stone bricks with moss in the grooves and a kind old man asking if everything was all right when I...