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 [...]

Ribble Way 2: Horton In Ribblesdale To Halton West

So you know what yesterday's wind meant? No fucking midges! I mean, we weren't swarmed as we poked our heads out of the tent this morning but we were definitely forcibly relieved of a small amount of blood. Fortunately we were armed this time, after we ended up being a tasty snack for biting insects [...]

Ribble Way 1: Ribblehead To Horton In Ribblesdale

The Ribble Way more or less follows the River Ribble from the mouth in Preston, Lancashire all the way up to the source in Ribblehead, North Yorkshire along 72 miles of trail. We were originally going to start in Preston like everyone else does and walk to the arse end of nowhere, but do you [...]

Wellington To Taunton

STATS Day: 3 Distance walked today: 7.73 miles / 12.44 kms Distance walked so far: 44.93 miles / 72.31 kms. Coldest temp last night: 8°C Weather: Overcast, wind really starting to pick up. God that was a good night's sleep! I didn't even get up to pee which is unheard of given the fact I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]