Category: Walks

Kit for Southern Upland Way 0


I’m packing! I tried, but I just couldn’t hold off any longer. You can click on the image to get a full sized version! There’s an OS Explorer map on the wall behind my kit – can anyone identify which one it is?


Come on….. come on!

I’ve been feeling the tension build this week. On Saturday I leave for Portpatrick and the start of the Southern Upland Way, with my first day’s walking being on Sunday 28th April. It’s been fairly quiet at work too, and as a consequence I’ve had very little to keep my...


No Walking! …Another Update

There are two previous posts that provide background to this one: No Walking! No Walking! …Update I felt really quite depressed after the last update. I felt that the eight weeks of rest had been pretty much wasted and the foot was no better, despite what the Podiatrist had said....


No Walking! …Update

If you haven’t already, then it’s probably worth you reading the original posting, which covers the background information to this post. You can find it here: No Walking! I’ve allowed the foot to heal as much as I possibly can. I’ve done no proper walking – that is hill walking...


Mallerstang Edge

I returned to the Dales this weekend, to revisit one of the Yorkshire Tops, namely High Seat, which has a Concrete Ring trig point that I had missed on my previous visit. There was a small chance of snow in the forecast, so I was expecting a cold walk –...


Longridge Fell

The first walk of 2013 and things don’t get off to a great start for the New Year, mainly because it’s done nothing but rain for the last 3 months (or so it seems) and the ground just can’t hold any more water, so it sits on the top, making...


Easington Fell

It was great to finally get back out onto the hills for a walk, despite the bloody awful recent weather. I was expecting to get soaked and pretty much did, more below the ankles than above to be fair, but it still rained for about an hour. A return to...


Buckden Pike

Good to get back out onto the fells – no more “Slave to The List” for me this winter – I’m going to walk where I want! Route Description: Buckden, Buckden Beck, Buckden Lead Mines, Buckden Pike, Buckden Rake, Buckden Notes: After two weekends of no walking, I absolutely had...


Southern Upland Way Planning #1

Now that the actual path has been selected, I can start making some initial plans for the walk. Typically these early strokes on the blank canvas are related to getting to and from the walk, the number of days needed, the placement of accommodation along the route and the distances...


Slave to "The List"

Increasingly that’s how I’ve come to think of myself, a slave to the list. “The List” in question being the 214 Lakeland fells described and documented by Alfred Wainwright – known colloquially as the Wainwrights. Beloved of many fell walkers, myself included; the Wainwrights are a collection of the best...