Category: walks and hikes

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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France, early morning

In the French village of Bossey, not far from the Swiss border, the days pass by pretty slowly. So slowly that on a walk one morning, a slug I had chanced upon on a...

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A day on the Routeburn Track

I get a kick every time I tell people how the Routeburn Track got its name. The Routeburn Track- one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks- started out as a trail in the 1860s...