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Day 1 of hiking the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way

Friday, 23rd July 2021 Today Stuart (@LoneWalkerUK) and I started section hiking the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. It’s a different kind of trail to what we’d normally hike insomuch as I chose this particular route. Normally I’m happy for Stuart to decide where we go, however I’d wanted somewhere other than the Yorkshire Dales (Stuart’s […]

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Cape Wrath…Here I Come!

At 6am tomorrow (Thursday 23rd May) I’ll be setting off for my long awaited Cape Wrath Trail adventure. It’s been 9 years since I decided to hike this trail and finally the day has (almost) arrived! Here’s a short update of kit etc… I will be driving to Kinlochewe first to pick up Stuart, who’s […]

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Why I’m back(pack)ing the Cape Wrath Trail.

I’ve been backpacking for over 30 years now and walked half of the Pennine Way when I was just 15 years old. I have since walked many of England’s long distance trails as well as hiked in Europe over the years, but have done little backpacking in Scotland. I am now looking for more challenging […]

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Loneliness and the Joy of Solitude: Thoughts of a Solo Backpacker.

Most of my backpacking and long distance walks have been done solo over the years, mainly because, in the early years at least, I didn’t know anyone else who wanted to hike for more than a day or two. Sure I knew of people who hiked long distances – in fact it was Chris Townsend […]

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Snow, Winds and Tightrope Walking in the #YorkshireDales

Before you read my latest blog post may I suggest you go put the kettle on? All will be revealed in a couple of minutes ☺ The First Snows It had forecast snow and indeed I could ‘feel’ it in the air on the afternoon of Friday 20th November. The temperature had dropped steadily over […]

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Gordale Scar to Malham Tarn in Video

On July 25th 2015 Stuart Greig (aka @LoneWalkerUK) and I went for a walk around Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales. Instead of me writing about it I thought I would create a video of the walk instead. Enjoy! It was a glorious day and we enjoyed our walk immensely. You can […]

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Standedge to Mankinholes: Day 3 of my 50th Anniversary #PennineWay hike

Date: Saturday 24 May 2015 Standedge to Mankinholes. Approx 15 miles.     What a difference a night makes! Only a few hours before I had been sitting with Silka and Annette outside The Carriage House enjoying drinks in the sunshine and here I am the following morning taking a picture of these two delightful ladies in […]