Walking trousers are not all pants

Walking trousers are not all pants

The development of technical fabrics and design innovation has had surprising impact on humble walking trouser choice. When I first started rambling there were practically no specific walking pants. In summer there were shorts of course, but cold and wet weather was...
Mam Tor – Derbyshire

Mam Tor – Derbyshire

It’s only around 517 m high, but Mam Tor has all the appearance of a proper mini-mountain. The fun starts even before you begin the ascent. If you start from Castleton, a little gem in itself, the limestone gorge of Winnants Pass makes an awesome approach. Caves...
Flat can be fun too

Flat can be fun too

When you think classic walking in the UK, all the high places spring to mind – Scotland, the Lakes, Wales, Peak District etc. They’ve all got lots of bumpy bits. But lowlands can have a lot going for them too. I moved from the North down to Essex, and you...
Writtle Forest

Writtle Forest

One thing that makes walking in the UK such a joy, is the variety. I unashamedly admit to loving hills, but forest and woodland provide constantly changing landscapes throughout the year. In the summer, full foliage creates a closed environment of tunnels and...
Winter walking? Be ready to go.

Winter walking? Be ready to go.

Autumn and winter walking can be some of the best of the year. The biggest obstacle is looking out of the window when the weather is grey and damp, and making the move to leave the warm house.  You know it will be enjoyable (assuming you will be dressed for it). If...