Pete's Trip Reports

Here you can find reports and pictures from most of my trips stretching as far back as 1995. The list includes some excellent walks in the UK and Europe (and even beyond), and some older reports from cycle touring and mountain biking trips. Feel free to drop me an email for comments/questions on any of the trips. Listed below are the latest updates.

Snowdonia Slate Trail - Sep 2019

Excellent route, which links lots of old slate workings - old mineshafts, massive spoil tips, built-up levels and inclines, abandoned buildings, overgrown ruins, and rusting machinery. Often on a massive scale, and in the most improbable of places. And linked by a good mix of heathery moorland, grassy tracks, old drove roads, small country lanes, riverside paths, forestry tracks, and the odd marshy bit.

St Cuthbert's Way - Jul 2019

Cracking walk, from Melrose in the Scottish Borders, to Lindisfarne, with some superb scenery on remote paths through the foothills of The Cheviots, then finishing with a walk over the sands to Lindisfarne at low tide.

Vanguard Way - May 2019

Interesting route, which starts off in the London suburbs of Croydon and heads south, all the way to the sea, taking in forests, chalk downs, heathland, small villages, rivers, sea cliffs, and promenade.

Cumbria Way - Aug/Sep 2018

Classic route which traverses the length of Cumbria, from Ulverston to Carlisle, through the superb Lake District scenery. Very good weather too, lots of blue sky and sunshine and hardly any rain.

Snowdonia Way - May 2018

New route, described in a Cicerone guide, which traverses the length of Snowdonia, from Machynlleth to Conwy, and takes in an excellent selection of summits, forests, lakes, rivers, and old mine workings.

Glyndŵr's Way - Sep 2017

Enjoyable trail in deepest Wales, with interesting hills, moorland, lakes, dams, and forests.

Cleveland Way - Jun 2017

Week long trail that starts off across the North York Moors moors, then reaches the sea and heads down the coast, with a great selection of cliffs and beaches, and small villages clustered round harbours and rivers.

Yorkshire Wolds Way - Sep 2016

Enjoyable trail from Hessle on the banks of the Humber to Filey on the East coast, with the dales providing some interesting landscapes. We were very lucky to get a mini-heatwave for most of the five days on the route.

Isle of Man Coast Path - Jun 2016

Coast path round the Isle of Man, taking in an interesting mix of clifftop paths, small coves and harbours, wooded glens, beaches, castles, crumbling sand-cliffs, and even some hill summits.

Northumberland Coast Path - Sep 2015

Pleasant route along some nice coastline, with little villages. views out to small islands, good beaches which are mostly deserted, and some particularly excellent castles!

Wales Coast Path 2013/2014

The brand new all-Wales coast path, stretching from Chester down to Chepstow. Apparently the world's first ever continuous path taking in the coast of an entire country, and with superb variety of coastal scenery throughout its 1400km (860 mile) length. Done in four installments, spread over 2013 and 2014.

Danube cycle ride - Sep 2011

The highly popular cycle route from the source of the Danube at Donaueschingen down to Vienna. Easy riding on superb cyclepaths, with good scenery and towns full of interesting historical sights.

Coast to Coast - Jul 2011

The classic Wainwright trail from St Bees on the west coast of England, to Robin Hoods Bay on the east coast. All in all a pleasant trail, and I was rather lucky to get almost perfect weather for the whole nine days. Particular highlights included practically everything in the lakes, the old mine scenery between Keld and Reeth, especially the cracking stretch around Bunton Hush, and the high moors on the Cleveland Way.

John Muir Trail - Sep 2010

The classic long distance trail in the High Sierra mountains in California, starting in Yosemite Valley and travelling south down to the summit of Mount Whitney. Some extra challenge from having to carry ten days worth of food, squeezed into a bear barrel!

Tour of the Queyras (GR58) - Jun 2010

Excellent circuit of the Queyras, in the French Alps, with some tricky passes due to late lying snow.