Is Autumn the best season for walking?

Is Autumn the best season for walking?

I think it’s certainly my favourite time of year – let’s just consider the seasons. Winter Yes, when it’s brisk and crisp I love winter – snow is a delight and even a little rain is no problem if you are suitably dressed. The downside is...
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,...