GPS or Map and Compass?

GPS or Map and Compass?

What’s the best way for walkers to navigate – map and compass or GPS? Both have their place – and each has advantages and disadvantages. Many years ago I got my hands on an early GPS unit, before smart phones. It was a complicated device and not...
Walking by water – Rivers for a change

Walking by water – Rivers for a change

For me, rivers are among the great sculptors of landscape. In terms of drama, I suppose volcanic action comes first, then glaciation and next rivers. But don’t assume they are any less exciting. Rivers have given us gurgling streams, dramatic gorges, wide estuaries,...
Free walk 1000 miles spreadsheet

Free walk 1000 miles spreadsheet

Are you taking up the Walk 1000 miles challenge? So are we! Well, we’ve created a simple spreadsheet to help record our mileage. Basically it does all the maths for you. It converts Km to miles (if you are recording your walks on a Km device). It adds all your...
Ten tips for winter walking

Ten tips for winter walking

Winter is a great time for walking. If you are sensibly prepared there is a fine feeling of well-being (and more than a little smugness) to be out enjoying crisp winter days. What’s more, it’s good for you!   Here are ten tips to get the best of the great...
Snowdonia is more than Snowdon

Snowdonia is more than Snowdon

What makes Snowdonia such a joy, is that it’s much, much more than Snowdon – a fact missed my many. Of course, the ascent of Snowdon itself, or Yr Wyddfa, is a marvellous day out – if the weather is not too bad. There’s a multitude of possible...