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

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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

Norikura-Dake & Around, Japanese Alps.

A great few days here walking and climbing. The hiking season was still a little way off as they get a lot of snow here. So it was ice axe and crampons and cutting steps which is very tiring, but it was worth getting onto one of the Norikura peaks for some great views. The … Continue reading Norikura-Dake & Around, Japanese Alps.

The Cape Wrath Trail, North West Scotland; July 2015

“It’s at this point I learnt that the CWT is the Buckaroo of long Distance Paths; you know for sure that the path is going to turn to a boggy, hellish quagmire – you just don’t know when!” Route Unfortunately there was not enough time to cover the entire trail as we only had 7 … Continue reading The Cape Wrath Trail, North West Scotland; July 2015

A Hike Across the Peak District from Sheffield to the Buxton Brewery Tap!

Well I'm a bit behind here as I was busy preparing for and then walking along the Cape Wrath Trail (that's coming) and thought I better put a quick post up about this walk I did the week before Scotland. The walk crossed the park from Sheffield, across the Mam Tor Ridge and eventually Buxton … Continue reading A Hike Across the Peak District from Sheffield to the Buxton Brewery Tap!

A Couple of Days in the Northern Pennines

Each year we try and fit in a trip to Greg's Hut which is on the Pennine Way just off the summit of Cross Fell. It's one of very few bothies in England and a nice alternate to putting a tent up after walking all day! Wee disclaimer: If you plan on walking this route, … Continue reading A Couple of Days in the Northern Pennines

Blencathra & Skiddaw in VERY high Winds , Lake District.

After having food poisoning last week and being in a pretty bad way I wanted to do something after to start to feel human again. I was keen to go with Mike, Ross and Dean to the Lakes as I had missed out on the Peaks earlier this year due to flu. So a nice … Continue reading Blencathra & Skiddaw in VERY high Winds , Lake District.