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...
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...