Trigpointing And Tor Bagging

Day 1 I fucking love Dartmoor, but my basic motor functions? They're not so keen. We generally try to be on the road by 4am rather than doing battle with the previous evening's traffic, but have you ever tried cramming a bacon butty into an unwilling stomach which doesn't understand why it's required to function [...]

Ribble Way 5: Alston To Longton Marsh

We woke up to a tiny bit of mist and of course the tent was drenched with condensation, the grass around us sodden with dew. We decided to pack up and move on for breakfast somewhere less soaked so I shovelled a cereal bar into my chops to stop myself from launching myself teeth first [...]

Ribble Way 4: Clitheroe To Alston

If wild camping is the art of going unnoticed then we utterly fucking failed at that last night. We'd crossed back over the brook to pitch up as there were more trees, but what we didn't notice was the low path on the other side. We didn't notice it because no-one used it, until two [...]

Ribble Way 3: Halton West To Clitheroe

We'd started finding the route harder to navigate last night as we were trying to find a place to pitch up and I'd put it down to being so fucking tired that it felt like my brain had seeped out of my earhole and was pooling in a stodgy mass of useless somewhere back on [...]

Brompton Ralph To Wellington

STATS Day: 2 Distance walked today: 19.2 miles / 30.9 kms, including a jaunt into Wiveliscombe to have a poo and grab a Red Bull. Distance walked so far: 37.2 miles / 59.87 kms. Coldest temp last night: 1.8°C Weather: Mostly cloudy, sometimes sunny, got rained on a couple of times. So here's a fun [...]

Taunton To Brompton Ralph

STATS Day: 1 Distance walked: 18 miles / 28.97 kms Weather: Mostly sunny, occasional shower, threat of rain. It's so rare that I have the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend off that we really wanted to do something with it, but what? Where could we go in a country full of people unable 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 [...]