Category: General

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Memory Map – An Update!

As regular readers may know, I’m a huge fan of Memory Map for planning my long walks. For those that are not aware, Memory Map is a digital mapping application


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


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?


Ramblers #BigPathwatch

I’ve just spent the morning walking some of the local footpaths around my home. This is not an unusual activity, I do a lot of walking close to home, but


The continuing saga of my knees

I’ve not mentioned my knees for a while, so I thought it was about time to address that. As previous posts and some tweets will have explained I’ve been suffering


A Knee Update

It looks like I finished walking the Pennine Way just in time. It has been heavily mentioned on here already that I was updating the Trailblazer guide book for the


Ordnance Survey Map Wall

A few months ago I decided to dedicate one wall of my office – the big wall – to a map wall. This is the result… Sorry about the stupid

Go Outdoors - Best Independent Walking Blog Award

Blog Award Nomination

Not quite sure how I’ve managed to qualify for this, but the kind folk over at Go Outdoors have chosen my humble blog as one of the contenders for their


I'm Back!

Regular readers may have noticed, it’s been very quiet around here recently and for that I must apologise, however, that’s about to change and I should be getting back into


Summary of 2012

This post may be precipitous, I may still get another walk in this year, although the weather is doing its best to put me off. However, with that in mind,


The power of Nature

Up until about 15 years ago traffic entering Winsford (where I live), from Northwich (the nearest large town) had to drive along Jack Lane, a small and windy country lane.


Lake District Fells Map

Buy Me: £3 Print-ready JPG file This topology map of the Lake District fells came around after a chance conversation with my walking friend Matthew King. He was creating a


“Things to avoid”

Two posts in as many days! Mad isn’t it? I’m in the process of getting fit for 2012 – that means 2 things to me; losing weight and building up


Walking Songs

I have quite a large music collection – built up over many years; including vinyl singles, LPs, CDs and more recently almost exclusively downloads from various locations. So I thought


What would you write?

That was the question posed by Nick Newcomen after he finished his 30 day trek across the USA – he used a GPS and a car and drove across 30


Herriot Way

I spent a few weeks at the back end of last year walking some wonderful paths in the Yorkshire Dales, many of them had a purpose – I was preparing


First Contact

We’ve probably all done it… especially on a winter walk… followed in someone else’s footprints that is. Sometimes for a long period. It’s happened to me three times this year


Back home

Well the op went well apparently. The consultant tells me that there was minimal damage to the knee and she only had to do a small amount of remedial work.