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 [...]

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, 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 [...]