Lonewalker

Long walks, hills and wild camps

Most Recent Posts

General
lonewalker

Ups and Downs in Lockdown

I didn’t feel it go, but at some point in a 50 yard stretch of descent from Edale Rocks my left calf began to hurt quite badly. It felt like I had cramp, but I

General
lonewalker

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I guess an awful lot of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are thinking the same thing as me at the moment… should I carry on with the holiday I have planned, or should I put it on the back burner and pick it up later in the year?

Long Distance Paths
lonewalker

New Year, New Me!

A Litany of Failures! Regular readers will know I had a pretty shocking time last year when it came to long distance paths in particular and walking in general. I started out on five different

Long Distance Paths
lonewalker

Derwent Valley Heritage Way

4th & 5th December 2019: Ladybower Reservoir to Baslow – 13 miles I was up at 05:50, 10 mins before the alarm, and leapt out of bed before remembering I had a bad foot and

Long Distance Paths
lonewalker

One Last Hurrah!

As you may have seen from a couple of previous posts, my plan for the last couple of months of the year was to walk the River Nidd Trail over a series of weekends with

Sunrise as we begin Sunday's walk
Long Distance Paths
lonewalker

River Nidd Trail Section 1

Nether Poppleton to Goldsborough – 20 miles Saturday 19th October 2019 I’ve broken this walk down into three sections, that are each completed over a weekend. The Saturday part is normally about 12 miles or

Lakeland Fells Topology Map

A while ago I spent some time creating a wall map of the Lakeland Fells. I wanted something I could hang on the wall, something that would help me track my progress through all the Lake District hill lists and above all, something that looked good. In short, something that possessed both form and function.

My Guide Books

Back in 2005 I got horrendously lost following the route notes in a guide book on my first long walk. I decided that I could probably do a better job myself and went about doing a new guide for the Herriot Way. I have since followed that with several other books, having great fun along the way.

A User's Guide to Memory Map

I’ve been a Memory Map user for several years now and I’ve helped quite a few people get to grips with the idiosyncrasies of the program, because although it’s a Windows application, it doesn’t behave like one in several important ways. The help I’ve provided has spawned a parallel user guide to the one that’s provided by Memory Map – one that covers some of the issues that first time users come across and struggle to find answers for in the MM Help files and on-line manual.

Archives
About the Author

About the Author

I'm fast approaching my dotage it seems, with various bits of my body refusing to work in the way they used to, but I still manage to drag my sorry load up a few hills every now and again. Lover of the Yorkshire Dales, fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author. I have a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City.

Get in Touch

You can use this form to send me a message, ask a question, tell me about an error in one of my walks, or just to say hello!