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 >

Rain, Mist, Wind and Peat Bogs – a hike on Marsden Moor

I headed off around 7.00 a.m this morning for a circular hike around part of Marsden Moor and picking up the Pennine Way for part of it. See my last post for the route I took. Well, mostly, I did actually get slightly lost (more of that in a mo) but it was essentially the same route and around 15 … Keep reading >

I’m walking the Rhinogs – now, where are they?

IMG_2266, a photo by andydolman on Flickr. As the title suggests I’m kind of new to this hiking malarkey and I don’t really know the nitty gritty of Britain’s mountain / hill routes, beyond some of the big names like Snowdon or Ben Nevis or Saddleworth. Okay, that last one isn’t big as such, just the area I walk the … Keep reading >

Dovedale Hike

www.folktrail.com folktrail team walking in Dovedale

As part of my prep for the 3 Peaks challenge, I’m jumping at the chance to do any longish walks. When my friend Jeff said he was going to join the folk trail people as part of their Land’s End to John O’Groats adventure but was figuring out how to get to the rendezvous point with them, I offer to … Keep reading >

Starting this blog..

I’ve agreed to do the (UK) 3 Peaks Challenge. I want that statement to sit there for a second before I add to it. Gulp, okay on with the typing. The 3 Peaks challenge is probably difficult enough if you are a regular mountaineer, a seasoned hiker or hills runner – but I’m none of those things. I do take … Keep reading >