Category Archives: Walking

My Green Ribbon 2015 video

I finally got round to stitching together the GoPro footage of my two-month hike through the Swedish mountains in summer 2015. The Green Ribbon (or ‘Gröna Bandet’) is a long-distance challenge where you walk the length of the Scandinavian mountain … Continue reading

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Blencathra, and some thoughts on fells

Last week my brother and I conducted a quick raid on the Lake District. Our window of opportunity was short (only one full day), but the north eastern area of the Lakes is actually pretty accessible from the east coast. … Continue reading

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Nelly Ayre Foss

A few weeks ago, while I was catting around on the internet for information about Biggersdale Hole, I came across a mention of a waterfall near Goathland called Nelly Ayre Foss. A former spa village, Goathland is perennially popular thanks … Continue reading

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A bit of winter walking in Füssen

This time last week I was beginning my journey home from a snowy week spent winter walking in Bavaria. I was actually on a press gig for walk magazine, and though the full feature will show up sometime in the autumn, … Continue reading

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A mission to Bavaria

Considering much of my existence is spent hunched over a computer in the front bedroom of a North Yorkshire cottage, life has been rather exciting lately. Last week I was in the Swiss Alps near Verbier, wobbling erratically down the … Continue reading

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The cliff route to Robin Hood’s Bay

The sun has been venturing out lately, and so have I. Yesterday, after working late into the previous night, I crawled out of bed to discover the sun rising into a beautiful clear sky. I sacked off work for the … Continue reading

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2016 updates to the Norwegian pilgrim trail guide

Around this time last year, Dave and I put together a short PDF guide to the St Olav pilgrim trails in Norway. Since I posted it, a full English-language print guidebook has been released (available from pilgrim centres within Norway, … Continue reading

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Wild camping in Kielder Forest

Last week E and I ventured up into Northumberland. We crossed Hadrian’s Wall and spent three days walking and camping in Kielder Forest. If you haven’t been up there, then the area has some very appealing features for backcountry hikers, … Continue reading

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The big expedition gear review: navigation and miscellaneous kit

Behold, the third and final part of my massive gear review, following this summer’s Green Ribbon. Parts one and two concerned sleeping and eating and clothing, and now I’m finishing with navigation, plus all those extra little oddments which didn’t … Continue reading

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Contributor to The Great Outdoors

Could anything be more pleasing than getting paid to go on strolls and write about them? Or to work for magazines that you read anyway? The Great Outdoors very kindly agreed to let me write a few North York Moors … Continue reading

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