A Dalwhinnie walking weekend

Allt na h-Uamha hike

A trip to Scotland in early February can be risky in terms of decent weather for walking and that was the case when I stayed near Dalwhinnie for a walking weekend with my mates. Plans had been made based on one of the days being a hike (in my case) or a climb (for most of the others) up and … read more >

Edale and Mam Tor jaunt

Mam Tor ridge before Lose Hill

I had a Misty Mam Tor Hop, with the hound as part of my occasional ‘dad and lad’ van trips.  This was 10 miles ish of a mooch from Edale, up and along Rushup Edge and then onto a busy Mam Tor and along the ridge before descending back to Edale and into the Old Nags Head to dry out. … read more >

An Ennerdale birthday hike

Above Ennerdale

Friend Jon celebrated his 50th by hiring Ennerdale YHA for a sociable, outdoorsy weekend with mates from different times and places in his life. I was part of the Marsden contingent. Or rather, I was part of Marsden contingent One: Marsden Peak Bog Runners (I’m one of 2 exceptions who don’t run) / Friday night pub group. Marsden contingent Two … read more >

National Trust Marsden Moor winter walk

Marsden moor National Trust seasonal festive christmas walk hike

I joined the National Trust Marsden Moor ‘seasonal saunter’ winter walk and Jasper came along to keep an eye on my mince pie consumption (he did a poor job, it was high). The circular walk was around 7 miles, out of the village from the National Trust office and up towards Shooters Nab before heading along the ‘top catch’ path … read more >