Kingfishers and Cows – a walk along part of the Weavers Way

I’m away for the week on the Norfolk Broads, which is really lovely but I think I’m a bit of a landlubber as I spotted a long distance footpath that joined where we were moored up one night and I planned a quick recce of it, water should be enough but I liked the idea of a walk to get … Keep reading >

I can use my phone / GPS thing in bad weather! The Hiking Geek post

I did a short (no doubt, by hardcore Hikers standards) 4 hours on a local walk / hike this morning – up the Wessenden Valley , onto the Pennine Way and then back down across part of Saddleworth Moor to Marsden. I used the Viewranger GPS app , now installed on my phone – although I’m still figuring it out. … Keep reading >

Out on a walk – the geek edition

So, I’ve decided that before I attempt the national 3 peaks I need to make sure I can find my way up and down them. Obviously paper maps are a must – actually, learning to read one properly is a must also – but I’m a geek so I also want to try out a GPS system. I’ve looked at … Keep reading >

3 Peaks, 1 monsoon and some cola bombs – completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

So, I did the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, which only a few weeks ago I was genuinely doubting I’d be capable of doing. Go me. And Go all those other people who walked for between 10 to 12 hours (on average) to meet personal goals or raise money for the charity of their choice. And to get out into the … Keep reading >

Black Rabbits, Angry Birds and Semi Intelligent Manufacturing Units – a walk up Wessenden Valley

I had a shortish walk today up the Wessenden Valley in my home town of Marsden to keep my legs moving a bit before next Saturday’s Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. It only took about 3 hours and I thought it might be a bit boring as I’ve done this walk quite a lot – but there was lots to see. … Keep reading >

Beaches, Boots and a Fox – part of the South West Coast Path

If you get down to Cornwall, try and get at least part of the South West Coast Path walked. The views are fantastic. And if you’re not in a rush there’s always a few beach cafes or pubs along various parts of it. Its kind of strange trudging across a beach full of sunbathers with your boots and backpack and … Keep reading >