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,...