“Mark watch out there is a snake by your foot” – Conquering Jura’s Wild West Coast, July 2017

  Day 1 Steely skied and full of rain the Jura morning greeted us as tents were packed up and the bus to Ardlussa was taken. We had surfaced road for about 9 miles to get to the trailhead and this three hours would be the fastest we’d move, by far, for 5 days. The … Continue reading “Mark watch out there is a snake by your foot” – Conquering Jura’s Wild West Coast, July 2017

Chrome Hill, Peaks; April 2017

A walk on a glorious day through the environs of Buxton, which, whilst out of the national park, is nestled in the Peaks. The sun was shining and it felt more like summer than an early spring day which kept me going through the early dull sections of the walk. It's always a bit tricky … Continue reading Chrome Hill, Peaks; April 2017

Marsden to Edale, Peaks; March 2017

This is a walk I've done a few times now and normally very early in the year running out light. However, this time the weather was absolutely perfect and it was an absolute joy from beginning to end. This quite a long walk and a tough one, not like the walk in the Lakes a … Continue reading Marsden to Edale, Peaks; March 2017

Scafell Pike & Eskdale, Lake District; March 2017

Day 1 - Corridor Route of Scafell Pike to Eskdale My friend invited me along to a hike with his colleagues from work last weekend and since I had planned to go away hiking somewhere it seemed like a great opportunity. We had a really early start to get up to the trailhead and I … Continue reading Scafell Pike & Eskdale, Lake District; March 2017

Appleby to Langwathby via Greg’s Hut, Cumbria; January 2017.

It's been a while since I've done this walk - in fact around 18 months or so when testing gear before heading to the Pyrenees. The route is about 32 miles over two days which, on good footpaths is a fairy easy undertaking. However, it's that "good footpaths" part that provides the interest - and … Continue reading Appleby to Langwathby via Greg’s Hut, Cumbria; January 2017.

Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016

I've neglected hiking for the latter part of this year - Yes I did my annual long distance path in Scotland, managed a couple of Lakes Weekends, but that daily hiking, which I used to be really good at maintaining, has slipped by the wayside somewhat. Now, that's for various reasons none of which are … Continue reading Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016

The Skye Trail, Scotland; August 2016

After last year's Cape Wrath trail I want, and continue to want, to find routes which require you to leave paths behind and make your way across open countryside. The Skye trail isn't as demanding as the CWT, but it's tough in places - especially the Trotternish Ridge which pulls you up and down 8 … Continue reading The Skye Trail, Scotland; August 2016

Nepal: iPhone pictures

These are pictures I took with my phone rather than camera for convenience or due to conditions. They are from both the ACT, ABC and around and about Nepal.

A Weekend in The Lakes 

Had a great weekend in the lakes walking a 60 mile loop from Windermere to Ambleside. This took in Fairfield, High Raise and the ridge north of it and Glaramara & Allen Crags. First day there was zero visibility, but it was great after that.                                               … Continue reading A Weekend in The Lakes