Isle Of Wight Coastal Path Days 5 & 6

Day 5 : Bonchurch to St Helens : 14.3 miles (inc. a detour down the beach in search of a place to camp, and a trip to the pub) I think it did rain a little bit last night, I definitely woke up at least once to the sound of rain pattering on the tent, [...]

Isle Of Wight Coastal Path Days 3 & 4

Day 3 : Fort Victoria to Grange Chine : 16 miles (inc. popping up the road to the shops for a resupply) Camping in woods is amazing in that it's so bloody warm. I'm a cold sleeper, in fact I'm a cold human in general and end up spending stupid money on wool because if [...]

Isle Of Wight Coastal Path Days 1 & 2

Day 1 : Ryde to Gurnard : 12.7 miles (inc. detours for food and toilet stops) On account of the fact that Portsmouth isn't a horrific distance from where we live we figured we might as well get a train there to avoid driving round the city in increasing circles trying to find somewhere to [...]

Hadrian’s Wall Path, Days 5 and 6

Day 5 : Walwick to Heddon on the Wall : 18.7 miles We woke up to another beautiful morning albeit a cold one. It certainly makes your nipples sit up and take notice when you're trying to function outdoors at this time of year. We shovelled a Summit to Eat into our chops, had a [...]

Hadrian’s Wall Path, Day 4

Day 4 : Sheild on the Wall to just before Walwick : 14.9 miles including a stroll around a fort. One of the fun things about sleeping in a tent is that you never really know what the outside is doing because everything sounds like the apocalypse when you're under canvas. I woke up predictably [...]

Hadrian’s Wall Path, Day 3

Day 3 : Walton to Shield on the Wall : 17.4 miles, including walking around a fort, going the wrong bloody way, and the ¾ of a mile from the trail to the campsite. Well they do say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (actually I think it's just cereal companies [...]

Hadrian’s Wall Path, Days 1 and 2

I have no idea what satanic hell-beast possessed us to make us think that hiking 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Newcastle-upon-Tyne across the narrowest part of England would be any manner of relaxing, but that's how we chose to spend a week of annual leave in September as colleagues raised an eyebrow and suggested that [...]

Two Nights On Dartmoor

Well Dartmoor started off well enough with lovely, defined trails and well placed stiles that were taller than we are. For all intents and purposes, Dartmoor was a fucking doddle, despite the clouds looming closer, the kind of clouds you don't really want to see when you're just embarking on a three day hike with [...]

Welsh Industry & A Day In The Capital

We were going to spend our last two nights in Wales with a friend of mine, Rhi, and their wife so we duly packed up camp and started to make our way to Cardiff, but if you're going to spend any length of time in south Wales you should probably check out Big Pit National [...]

Stuff To Climb, Stuff To Drink

We had such big plans for Brecon Beacons. Tarrant worked out a huge circular walk taking in the beautiful rolling hills that'd take most, if not all, of the day given my penchant for sitting down. But you know what scuppers hiking plans? Apart from sheer laziness? Weather. The fucking weather scuppers hiking plans but [...]